Plate with Japanese court woman and birds

Hard-paste porcelain painted with colored enamels over transparent glaze (hizen ware; imari type) | 12.4cm | 1710-30

Unknown Artist

The design of an elegant court woman in a garden is one of the few export motifs that is uniquely Japanese. This design was inspired by the fifth chapter of the famed Tale of Genji, in which the young protagonist peeks at a lady as she is releasing a...
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