A JAPANESE KAKIEMON OCTAGONAL BOWL EDO PERIOD, LATE 17TH CENTURY
the deep sides supported on a short tapering foot, the exterior decorated on one side with bamboo issuing from rockwork and the other side with flowering prunus, the interior painted with a pair of ho-ho birds and the everted rim with a floral scroll.
Width: 7½ in.
There is an old restored chip to one rim edge, and one corner with a flake chip on the rim. Otherwise with minor firing imperfection and wear to the surface, including a scratch to the exterior of the bowl above the foot.
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Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 372, p. 710, illus.