porcelain; hard-paste porcelain
circa 1700 1800
Edo Period (1615-1867)
Edo Period (1615-1868); 18th century
Dish. Hard-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue, iron-red and gilding. The dish has an uneven, everted rim, and shallow rounded sides springing from a low, slightly tapered foot. The interior well is decorated with two ho-ho birds, one standing and one in flight amongst peonies and flowers. The cavetto and rim are decorated with three panels containing solid gilt circles interspersed with a profusion of flower heads, and gilt edged rim. The under side has three prunus branches in underglaze blue, iron-red and gilt. The glazed base has a single line blue circle and four spur marks.
painting underglaze; decoration; in blue
painting; decoration; in iron-red enamel
hard-paste porcelain; whole
enamel; decoration; iron-red
hard-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue, iron-red and gilding
diameter, whole, 24.3, cm
bequeathed; 1950; Reitlinger, Henry Scipio
Lord Lonsdale Collection. H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.
Bequeathed by H.S. Reitlinger, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991.
label; inscribed in black ink; IMARI 18th Cent. Lot VII
Lord Lonsdale's Sale. 1879.
4 oriental dishes; rectangular grey sticky label
Object Number: C.741-1991
(record id: 21750; input: 2001-02-22; modified: 2016-08-11)