A JAPANESE KAKIEMON DISH EDO PERIOD, LATE 17TH CENTURY
the dish molded with lotus-petal shaped lobes and painted in the center with two sprays of peonies and a pair of butterflies, incised Japanese Palace inventory number N=27▢.
Width: 7⅛ in.
There is an approx. 2.5 by 4 cm triangular area of restoration to the tip of one petal, with associated overspray covering 3/4 of the surface of the interior, and approx. half of the underside 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.
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
The Oliver Impey Collection, Oxford
Barry Davies Oriental Art, London, June 1997
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 374, p. 712, illus.
The 1721 inventory of the Japanese Palace lists "6 pcs. lobed dishes, painted inside with colored flowers". The 1779 inventory of the Japanese Palace lists "Six pieces lobed dishes painted with colored flowers… No. 27", Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, p. 709. Only one example is now in the Porzellansammlung, Dresden (P.O. 5254).