Pear-shaped sake bottle painted in Kakiemon style with birds and flowering flowering foliage.
Marks: incised Johanneum mark N=361-/W and incised Dreher's
Made for Augustus II (1670-1733), Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, for the Japanese Palace, Dresden, Germany. March 1, 1993, sold from the Korthaus Collection at Christie's, London, lot 47 and bought by the MFA for the Rita and Frits Markus Collection [see note 1]. (Accession date: May 26, 1993)
Rita and Frits Markus Collection