THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
A PAIR OF SMALL KAKIEMON DISHES, FUKU MARKS, EDO PERIOD, LATE 17TH CENTURY
each decagonal dish with narrow everted rim, decorated in iron-red, green, yellow and black enamels and gilt in underglaze blue with long-tailed pheasants among plum blossom and banded hedges, the rims with cherry blossoms, chocolate rims
18.5 cm., 7¼ in. wide
- Good condition with minor wear to iron red.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
William Joseph Baron van Brienen (1760–1839), Mayor of Amsterdam and thence by descent
This design may have been the inspiration for the "Joshua Reynold" pattern of Worcester & Chelsea.
For a similar example see, Mark Hinton and Oliver Impey, Kakiemon: Porcelain from the English Country House, (London, 1990), p. 42, pl. 15.