Figure of a Standing Beauty


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This type of porcelain female figure was a popular collectible exported from Japan to Europe in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. It is in the Kakiemon style, in which vivid, overglaze enamels are applied to a milky white porcelain surface. The figure’s outfit consists of several layers of kosode (predecessor of the kimono), a thin obi, and a richly decorated uchikake (over robe).

Figure of a Standing Beauty, Porcelain with overglaze polychrome enamels (Arita ware, Kakiemon type), Japan

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