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Bow Vase

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Dates Circa 1750
Medium Porcelain
Origin England
Description A rare and early tall Bow baluster-shaped vase painted with a kakiemon decoration in a typical orange and green palette with gilded highlights, the flying ho-ho bird, a banded hedge from which grows a flowering prunus. Around the collar are two small vignettes enclosing small grisaille oriental scenes of a boatman, a house, and a tree. Two more flying birds are painted around the neck with Kakiemon flowers.

Marked with an incised I mark.

21cm High
Condition A piece of rim remodelled and a chip to the foot restored
Literature For a large baluster vase with similar vignettes, see Anton Gabszewicz, Bow Porcelain: The Collection formed by Geoffrey Freeman, cover, and p. 27, no 9.