|Artist||Kakiemon type, Imari ware|
|Period||Edo period, 17th century|
|Materials and techniques||Porcelain with overglaze enamels|
|Size||H.36.7 MD.30.2 Cover D.31.6 BD.16.7|
Kakiemon is known as the father of iro-e (porcelain with polychrome overglaze enamels) in Japan. Shown is a large, early Kakiemon-type bowl with an accompanying lid topped with a knob in the shape of a lion-dog. Both the bowl and the lid feature a typical Kakiemon design of two birds resting on taikoseki (odd-shaped limestone tai-hu rocks) flanked by chrysanthemums and peonies. The piece was made to order for export to Europe.