A pair of bowls and covers, late 17th/early 18th Century.

The stemmed bowls are decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e with a stylised diaper pattern inset with plum blossoms; the interiors are of red lacquer, height 8.8cm, diameter 12.8cm.
The 1835 Burghley Inventory records: “Japan Closet, Japan in the Glass case opposite the door(s), sic, B.G A pair of covered Bowls”.
The 1867 Burghley Inventory records: “Cabinets, No 88 Japan Closet, A pair of black and gold japan bowls with covers”.


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