This is a Japanese porcelain figural group, or figurine, showing two quail birds perched on stalks of corn or maize. The date is circa 1900.
The group is 4 ¾” high and the circumference is 5” by 4”.
The quail birds are glazed in shades of blue. The feathers are detailed in gold. The beaks are gold. Their feet are gray and black. The corn stalks are yellow, green and black.
There is an air hole drilled into the underside of each bird.
There are no chips, nicks, cracks or crazing.
The underside bottom is dark with estate dirt. I did not attempt to clean it. There is a red mark that shows and I zoomed in on it with the camera. There has been a sticker on the bottom, put there by the estate years ago, that identifies the group as Kutani birds, with another word there that I can’t read, I think the Japanese word for quail.
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