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Pear-shaped sake bottle painted in Kakiemon style with birds and flowering flowering foliage.

Inscription

Marks: incised Johanneum mark N=361-/W and incised Dreher's

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Rita and Frits Markus Collection

German, about 1730

Dimensions

Overall: 20.5 x 10.2 cm (8 1/16 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

1993.231

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain