Small Japanese Kakiemon Fluted Bowl, 17th Century
Small Japanese Kakiemon fluted bowl, 17th century, with fluted rim, decorated with a branch of flowering prunus issuing from banded-hedges, with a bird in flight on the reverse.
diameter: 4 3/8in., 11.2cm;
minute chip and associated hairline to rim.
A Japanese bowl c. 1670-90 with similar decoration can be found in the Rijksmuseum Collection, BK-1968-243-1. For a Meissen bowl based upon this design see the Boston Museum of Fine Art Collection, accession number: 53.381.