Bow ‘flaming tortoise’ kakiemon plate, C. 1750
Bow octagonal plate, painted in the Kakiemon manner with a version of the ‘Flaming Tortoise’ pattern, with a pair of lively cranes amongst flower sprigs confronting a mythical beast, the center with a bird on a flowering branch. Circa 1750
ref. ‘A Treasury of Bow’ #65 for an almost identical example.