A Chantilly Kakiemon Jug Cover and Bowl

A Chantilly Kakiemon Jug, Cover and Bowl

1735 – 1740

Jug: 12.2 cm high
Bowl: 14.6 cm diam

The jug and the bowl are of lobed form decorated in Kakiemon style with a squirrel on a banded hedge with flowers and tendrils. The lid with sprigs of flowers and a flower finial. The handle of the jug applied at right angles to the spout.

These forms exist as separate elements in a tea service but can also be used in conjunction as a small ewer and basin.

The form of the bowl derives from Chinese chrysanthemum-shaped dishes via Japanese Kakiemon.

Minute chips to the flower finial. Firing crack to base of handle