A Japanese Arita porcelain petal-shaped circular bowl painted in green, blue, yellow, grey and red enamels, iron red, and underglaze blue with gilt, on the exterior painted with three foliate panels each with flowering branches emanating from rockwork, painted on the interior with peony spray, the centre of the well with a peony head surrounded by leaves within a medallion, the base with a leaf mark in iron-red.

17cm diameter, 7.6 cm high.

Circa 1750.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • Collection of the late Soame Jenyns (1904-1976), a former curator of the British Museum and author of many books, then by descent within the family.