A set of three Kakiemon saucer dishes, Japanese, early 18th Century.

The dishes have wide flat rims and are decorated with two quail opposite a large clump of wild chrysanthemum in underglaze blue and the Kakiemon palette, including iron-red, cerulean, turquoise, yellow, black and gold.

The base carries the fuku or good fortune mark in running script within a square cartouche, 21.8cm in diameter.

Separately, and together, the chrysanthemum and the quail symbolise autumn in traditional Japanese culture.


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