Dish with overglaze enamel design of pine-bamboo-plum Middle Edo period
Sakaida Family Collection


Incense bowl with blue-and-white design of pine trees and deer Early 18th century
Sakaida Family Collection


Set of blue-and-white dishes with design of plovers and waves Early 18th century
Sakaida Family Collection


Rectangular dish with fluted rim with blue-and-white design of phoenixes c. 1830-1860
Sakaida Family Collection


Harness pendant shaped dish of celadon c. 1690-1700
Sakaida Family Collection


Ewers with handles and gourd-shaped feet, with overglaze enamel design of cherry blossoms c. 1690-1730
Sakaida Family Collection


Large vase with polychrome enamel painting of landscape with grapes, squirrels, and chrysanthemums Kakiemon Kiln Collection


Coffeepot with blue-and-white design of birds and flowers Kakiemon Kiln Collection


Hanging flower vase shaped like a woman with polychrome overglaze painting of bamboo and sparrow patterned kimono c. 1700-1730
Kakiemon Kiln Collection

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2. Middle-late Edo Period

The popularity of the Kakiemon style waned, and the Kakiemon Kiln shifted its production to kinrande-style (“gold brocade”) porcelain and blue-and-white porcelain. In particular, production for the domestic market became the main focus. The Sakaida Family documents show records of orders from the Nabeshima Clan, the lord of the local Saga Domain, as well as orders from court nobles, the shogunal families, and baronial families. The modern heirs of these established families still possess porcelain works from the Kakiemon Kiln that have been handed down through the years.

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