Lot 142. A Kakiemon porcelain octagonal bowl, Edo period, 17th century; 24 cm. (9 1/2 in.) wide, 10in wide. Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's.
the deep bowl with wide rim and upturned edge, decorated in iron red, green, yellow, blue and black enamels, the central roundel with ho-o birds, bordered by roundels of coiled dragons interspersed among plum blossom, the exterior with further ho-o birds among plum blossom and bamboo among rockwork.
Property of Lord Ralph Kerr.
Literature: Anon, Inventory of all the Household Goods and Furniture at Melbourne Hall (1750-1751) late of Sir George Lewis Coke, [ref.168-15-1 Melbourne Archive], 1 March 1750 and July 1751, possibly that described on page 2 in the China Pantry ‘Cne enamelled shaving bason and bottle’ or possibly ‘Cne Fine Bason [sic]'.
Sotheby's. Royal & Noble. London, 7 January 2021