Kakiemon Tea Bowl & Saucer
A large octagonal tea-bowl, decorated in the Japanese style.
“The decoration is effective and pleasing, but does not seem to have been very frequently employed” – Mckenna.
Provenance: Frank Wheeldon Collection
The tea bowl is one-two years later than the saucer: possibly a marriage, but a happy one. The two were quite likely united at the factory, being drawn from the store of blanks for decoration when the service was ordered.
Restored rim chip to saucer.
Stock Number 4526