Japanese & Korean Art - Lot 981

A JAPANESE KAKIEMON PORCELAIN FIGURE OF A BEAUTY, BIJIN

C.1690

She stands smiling, holding her kosode (inner kimono) with her left hand, her other hand gracefully resting on her hip, painted in red, orange, yellow, turquoise, green and black enamels, the kosode with an amime (fishing net) pattern and small flowers cascading upon her breast, a black obi (belt) loosely tied at her waist, her uchikake (outer kimono) with orange and yellow prunus blossoms with green and blue leaves and scrolling tendrils, her hair elegantly tied up in the gosho mage style, 39cm.

Cf. H Seizo, Nihon no Toji, vol.9, Kakiemon, pls.30-31, 161-166; I Motosuke, Genshoku Nihon no Meito, Ko-Imari to Kakiemon, pl.68; S Jenyns, Japanese Porcelain, pl.63B, and Genruyu kara gendai made Kakiemon no sekai ten, p.47, pl.54, for other figures of bijin from the same model but decorated with different patterns.


Estimate: £15,000 - 25,000
Hammer Price £ 27,000

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