A PAIR OF KAKIEMON FIGURES OF BIJIN | EDO PERIOD, LATE 17TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF KAKIEMON FIGURES OF BIJIN, EDO PERIOD, LATE 17TH CENTURY
the figures holding baskets decorated in iron-red, green, yellow and blue enamels, their kimono decorated with flowers and foliage
30.5 cm., 12 in. high
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One figure with restoration to the head and neck and some restoration to the lower part of the kimono, the other with a slight crack to restored neck, some further restoration to the head, basket handle and some folds of the kimono.
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For a similar pair in the collection of Schloss Weissenstein, Pommersfelden, see Ohashi Koji, Umi wo watatta Ko-Imari: Ceramic Road (Tokyo, 1986), p.16. (see image above)