A Kakiemon barbers bowl | Edo period, late 17th century
A Kakiemon barbers bowl
Edo period, late 17th century
of typical form with wide everted rim, decorated in iron-red, blue and green enamels and gilt, the centre with peony sprays among rockwork, bordered by a band of plum, pine and bamboo, forming the Three Friends of Winter (shochikubai), two pierced holes to one side to support cord to hold the bowl in place
26.7 cm., 10½ in. diam.
Very slight wear to the centre of the bowl.
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