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A large and sturdy Japanese, Kakiemon ewer decorated in a underglaze cobalt blue, flowering chrysanthemums and a couple of 3-tailed flying phoenixes. The spout of the teapot resembles a sprouting bamboo(3439)

W 195mm H 235mm

Ref: WEB1112

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A 7 lobed Japanese Kakiemon Dish decorated in the typical Kakiemon overglaze enamel palette, black outlines and underglaze cobalt blue. The outer rim displays a double-line underglaze blue border, while the the central medallion is distinguished with a thicker underglaze blue border interspersed with 4 rocks. The central motif is a flowering chrysanthemum. The outer section exhibits flowering pomegranate branches. The composition is asymmetrical and well-balanced with the milky-white (nigoshide) porcelain body.

W 208mm H 33mm

Ref: WEB1109

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A Kakiemon small plate decorated with flower sprays. (5318)

W 110mm H 25mm

Ref: WEB1107

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A Kakiemon small cup with flower design. (5318)

W 65mm H 50mm

Ref: WEB1106

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A Japanese Kakiemon dish painted with flowers design. (5318)

W 180mm H 30mm

Ref: WEB1105

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Small lobed dish c.1700

W 110mm H 25mm

Ref: WEB1059

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The tea pot and cover decorated with flower sprays in orange, turquoise and blu enamels. A similar tea pot, mounted with Dutch gilt metal, see S. Jenyns, Japanese Porcelain, London 1971, pl. 59A. Jenyns attributes this form to the Empo/Jokyo Period (1673-1678) of the Edo era, describing it as Arita ware with Kakiemon enamels. Jenyns states also that: 'One of the most interesting Japanese forms is that of the Kakiemon tea pots with the body divided into lobes like that of a cantaloupe melon'. The question is also posed as to whether this type was intended for export or for the home market; there appears to be no clear answer to this question.

Ref: WEB1057

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Of ovoid form with a short neck, decorated with three sections each depicting a Chinese figure holding a fan and another Chinese figure under a parasol, amongst plum and bamboo sprouting from rockwork, a bird perched on the branches. Each section is divided by thick floral scrolling in blue with flowering peonies in red. All decorated in the typical Kakiemon palette of iron-red, green, yellow, aubergine, blue and black enamels.

The civil war in China that caused the collapse of the Ming dynasty had put serious strains on the economy of China. The Jingdezhen kilns with no Imperial support were a shadow of their former self. The Dutch East India Company, who had benefited in the trade of Jingdezhen porcelains now had to look elsewhere to satisfy the growing demand of porcelains in Europe. It did not take long for the Dutch to realise that the Japanese potters were able to manufacture high quality porcelains. The VOC’s headquarters based in Batavia (Jakarta) sent out orders in 1653 to the Deshima island in Japan, who were in direct contact with the kiln operators in Arita. The orders specified the forms, decorations and styles that adhered to the domestic market taste in Netherlands. This vase is an example of Kakiemon export ware produced for the Dutch. The pattern was drawn by Frederik van Fryton an important Dutch painter of Delft ware.

  • Similar examples are in the Royal Collection at Hampton Court Palace, the collection of the Duke of Malborough at Blenheim Palace, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Tokyo National Museum.

Porcelain, polychrome enamels.


Saga prefecture, Japan.

D 220mm H 310mm

Ref: WEB755

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A ten sided bowl depicting birds and flowers and a lady with an umbrella. Running Fuku mark.(4949A)

W 220mm H 95mm

Ref: WEB745

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Gali Pot depicting a pearched bird on an peony & pomegranate tree. Overglazed green, yellow and purple enamel and red paint. (5043)

W 140mm H 220mm

Ref: WEB723

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