The Kakiemon-style deep dish in the Arita manner, of heavy weight and having
a molded rim and "corners",
painted in the “Quail Pattern” with iron red, blue and green enamels and gilt with
(sometimes referred to as partridges),
one red and one blue with a green patch on its wing,
beneath a blooming
prunus and with other floral shrubs to the side,
within a an iron red and gilt meandering leaf and floral border;
marked with iron red 2
Originally called the “Partridge Pattern”,
this decoration was derived also from a Japanese Kakiemon design,
produced at the Arita kilns toward the end of the 17th and beginning of the centuries.
Augustus the Strong of Saxony so prized
these Japanese Kakiemon wares that he instructed his factory at
copy the originals, the fashion soon migrating to England, where
it was produced by Worcester.
This bowl is unusual
in that its form follows not the English form, but the original Japanese
For a similar octagonal molded Bow, Chelsea and
see Bow Porcelain, Gabszewicz & Freeman,
Pl. 57, p. 51. & Bow Porcelain,
Adams & Redstone, Pl. 48, & p. 113.
The name “Kakiemon” was bestowed upon
Japanese potter Sakaida (1596-1666),
who presented the emperor with a particularly arresting design of two persimmons.
This pleased the emperor so much that he gave Sakaida the name
“Kakeimon” – meaning “persimmon
Kakiemon designs are usually very elegant and spare,
and of asymmetrical balance.
Condition : Excellent; 2 tiny and very minor frits to the base, more
discernable by touch than eye;
one small area of glaze loss to molded rim at 5:30, visible in images
8.75” Diameter x 2” High