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Stock number:

AT61

 

Period:

Edo (1603-1867)

 

Type:

Imari

 

Size:

Height to top of handle: 17.5 cm; 7?

 

Price:

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Object Details

 

Item name:

A FINE JAPANESE IMARI WINE EWER & COVER

 

 A  FINE JAPANESE IMARI WINE EWER & COVER

 

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Description:

of globular form with straight spout and upright handle, the body painted in the Imari palette, of greys, greens, iron red, blacks and gilding with, on each side, an identical scene of a bijin and three children at leisure in a terraced garden, the bijin elaborately coiffed and robed in a grey kimono edged in red and decorated with crossed motifs, gazing on one of the small children, his jacket brilliantly enamelled in red, his trousers gilded, to their left a second child dressed in red and gold, bows low; to the right, a third child appears to be dancing; around them branches laden with blossom, the flowerheads in iron red picked out in gilding, on either side and underneath the handles and spout, stylised rockwork, the upright handle decorated with a band of flower heads in iron red and gilding, on each side of this central band, a narrower band of curl work; at the base on each side a raised and moulded chrysanthemum head in gold with iron red detailing, the spout , tipped with gold,similarly decorated with flowerheads and leaves in red and gold, the lid painted with flower heads and further terrace motifs echoing the design on the body of the pot, the interiors of pot, lid and base glazed.
Period: late seventeenth century

 

Footnote:

Footnote: for a similar example, see Japanese Export Porcelain: Catalogue of the Collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford by Oliver Impey, Hotei Publishing, Amsterdam, 2002, page 213 plate 361. For another example, see Jenyns Japanese Porcelain, Faber & Faber, London 1965, plate 41b. There is also an example in the British Museum, BM 1046.