Chelsea Kakiemon Octagonal Teabowl and Saucer Decorated with the ‘Lady in a Pavilion’ pattern
Circa 1750 – 1752
Chelsea produced a faithful copy of a Kakiemon design that refers to an episode in the 11th century novel, The Tale of Genji, where Genji sees the beautiful young girl, Murasaki, lamenting the escape of her nightingale from its cage.
The pattern has become known in England as the ‘the Lady in a Pavilion’.
Provenance – Ex. Frank Hurlbutt Collection
Paper label with date 1830 & no. 2?
Ex Ware Collection, Sydney