A PAIR OF JAPANESE KAKIEMON OCTAGONAL BOWLS EDO PERIOD, CIRCA 1700
柿右衛門 色絵八角鉢一対、江戸時代、1700年頃 「宣嘉年製」銘
each painted in the interior with bamboo and prunus issuing from rockwork, the inner rim decorated with foliate scrolls interspersed with prunus blooms, the exterior with a scroll band, the base with an apocryphal senka nensei mark within a circle, both with incised Japanese Palace inventory number N=120▢.
Width: 5¾ in.
One bowl in overall good condition. The other bowl with one section of the rim and well broken in 2 pieces and re-glued with small areas of loss. Both with minor wear and minor firing imperfections.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
The Royal Collections of Saxony, Japanese Palace, Dresden
Vanderven and Vanderven, 's-Hertogenbosch, June 2005
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 379a and b, p. 717, illus.