A pair of Bow ‘Quail pattern’ leaf-shaped dishes, circa 1755.

The interior of the dishes, which are 26cm at the widest point, is painted in the Kakiemon palette, with a pair of quail in the centre, below an overhanging twisted branch of flowering prunus issuing from rockwork on the right; the scene balanced by a small clump of flowers on the left. The rim is embellished in iron-red and gilding with a narrow band of floral scrollwork.



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