Two seated female figures painted in Kakiemon-style overglaze enamel, typified by the use of bright enamel colours on a fine white porcelain body.

Such work set a standard in the early 18th century for European porcelain manufacture and influenced Meissen, Chelsea, Worcester and Bow. Kakiemon-style wares, especially figures of this kind, were the costliest and most sought after of all Japanese ceramics exported to Europe.

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