Porcelain multi-lobed tazza painted with traditional Kakiemon polychrome enamels palette of pierced boulder, plum tree branches and one bird on bamboo branch. Underglaze blue encirclement and scrollwork on back.
Marked uzufuku on back (mark associated with Kakiemon type porcelains and synonymous with quality)
Japan, Edo Period, circa 1670-1690
Diameter: approx. 18 cm (7 in.)
Two small restored cracks
The motif of bird perched on branch with lowered head is recurrent in Japanese porcelain decoration.
An identical example dated circa 1682 can be found in the prestigious Shibata Collection.
Shibata Collection Part 7, The Kyushi Ceramic Museum, 2001, notice 335 (for identical item)
Yvan Trouselle, La voie du Imari, l’aventure des porcelaines à l’époque Edo (The Imari way, porcelain adventure during the Edo period), CNRS Editions, 2008.