THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
THREE EARLY IMARI MOULDED DISHES FUKU MARKS, EDO PERIOD, CIRCA 1650–70
the shallow dishes each with moulded rims and panels of scrolling foliage, the centre decorated in underglaze blue with irises
21 cm., 8¼ in. diam.
- One with small hairline to rim.
"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
For a similar moulded dish in the collection of Burghley House see, Mark Hinton and Oliver Impey, Kakiemon: Porcelain from the English Country House, (London, 1990), p. 43, pl. 16.