- Museum number
Beaker; porcelain; with straight tapering sides; painted in colours in the Japanese (kakiemon) style, depicting two birds next to a flowering branch; flower-spray on reverse; gilded details and brown line round rim edge; maker's mark.
- Production date
- 1730 (circa)
Diameter: 7.90 centimetres (max)
Height: 6.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The shape of this beaker, which resembles a soba or noodle cup for the Japanese domestic market, is similar to other beakers, c. 1728-30, that are recorded in the 1779 Japanese Palace Inventory as: 'Fifty-four chocolate beakers on their own, painted with various flowers, 2¾ inches in height, 3¼ in. in diameter, no. 334'. The "two quail" pattern, or 'Wachtel' pattern found on Japanese Kakiemon porcelain was widely copied in Europe in the 18th century.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Other BM number: FB.6 (Franks reg.no)