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A Kakiemon figure of a bijin | Edo period, late 17th century

Property of a Gentleman

A Kakiemon figure of a bijin | Edo period, late 17th century

A Kakiemon figure of a bijin | Edo period, late 17th century

Property of a Gentleman

A Kakiemon figure of a bijin 

Edo period, late 17th century 


the standing figure decorated in iron red, yellow, green, blue and black enamels, the kimono decorated with unfolding lengths of cloth among swirling waters and scattered maple leaves 

39 cm., 15⅜ in. high 

The foot with some restoration, and a small area to the back of the head restored including black enamel touched in.


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With an accompanying late Edo period letter including a drawing of the figure and discussion.


For further examples of Kakiemon models of bijin, see:  

Soame Jenyns, Japanese Porcelain, (London, 1965), pl. 63B (ii).

Nishida Hiroko ed., Nihon toji zenshu [Complete collection of Japanese ceramics]. vol. 24, Kakiemon, (Tokyo, 1977), no. 35-41.  

Nishida Hiroko and Ohashi Koji, eds., Kakiemon ten: Yoroppa ni kaikashita iroe jiki [Kakiemon exhibition: Polychrome overglaze enamel decorated ware that flourished in Europe], (Fukoka, 1993) pg. 116-121, nos. 76-81. 

Nagatake Takeshi, Classic Japanese Porcelain: Imari and Kakiemon, (Tokyo, 2003), pg. 47, no. 49. 

Christopher Rowell, ed. Ham House: Four Hundred Years of Collecting and Patronage, (New Haven and London, 2013), fig. 324.