A large Japanese porcelain Kakiemon blue and white octagonal lobed deep dish, painted in the centre with a bird perched on a branch of bamboo amongst bamboo leaves and roots, encircled by eight lobes, painted in pairs with pine and bamboo branches, fruits and other branches, each with cash styled ground beneath a brown dressed rim, the underside with plum blossom on a continuous scrolling leafy branch, the glazed base with five spur marks from the firing. The white glaze fine biscuit foot rim revealing the body. Japanese wood box.

13 3/8 inches, 34cm diameter.


Provenance & Additional Information

  • From a private Japanese collection.
  • A related dish with ten lobes of this size with floral decoration from a private collection, is illustrated by the Seattle Art Museum in the exhibition of Ceramic Art of Japan One Hundred Masterpieces from Japanese Collections, no. 67, p.135.
  • Another blue and white dish of this form with brown dressed rim dish, is illustrated in Japanese Imari porcelain in the Prime Period by Kazuo Seki, no. 121, p.99. where another dish painted with a bird perched on the bamboo branch is also illustrated no. 114, p. 95.
  • Another dish of this shape with a brown dressed rim painted with birds amongst prunus branches is illustrated by the Kyushu Ceramic Museum in their exhibition of Shibata collection part 5, no. 73, p. 100.
  • A further blue and white dish with a brown dressed rim of this size, painted with deer is illustrated in Ceramic Art of the World Volume 8, Sekai Toji Zedshu no. 46, p. 55.


One tiny rim chip retouched and minute nibble.