KAKIEMON c.1670 – 1690 Japanese Porcelain

A Fine 17th Century Kakiemon Nigoshide Porcelain Dish c.1670-1690. The Crisply Potted Lobed Form is Lightly Moulded to the Well with a Man Lying Down Near an Over Hanging Rock. He is Wearing Trousers Tied with a Ribbon. The Neatly Potted Rim is Dressed with a Brown Iron Rich Kuchibeni (Meaning lipstick).


In perfect condition with an exceptionally pure body and clear glaze.
Diameter : 15 cm (6 inches)
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For a similar white Kakiemon porcelain dish dated c.1670-1690 see : Complete Catalogue of Shibata Collection (Kyushu Ceramic Museum,2003) page 245, plate 1897 and another on page 213, plate 1645. For a moulded white Kakiemon porcelain dish of circular form from the collection of Mr and Mrs Richard de la Mare see : Loan Exhibition of Japanese Porcelain at The Arts Council Gallery by the Oriental Ceramics Society 1956, Miscellaneous Section number item number 288, plate 12.



Nigoshide Body :
The Nigoshide (milky white) body was a new whiter porcelain body introduced between about 1660 - 1680, solely for use on Kakiemon Wares. Indeed the Kakiemon Palette evolved at the same time. It has recently been proposed that the Nigoshide Body is not a new body at all, rather it is just made from a clay that has been levigated and washed more thoroughly.