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2012234
2012234

Japanese wares with Western shapes or designs 1653-1800

 

Object 2012234

 

Ewer

 

Japan

 

1700-1730

 

Height 147 mm (2.28 inch), diameter handle to spout 135 mm (5.31 inch), diameter 89 mm (3.50 inch), diameter of mouthrim 16 mm (0.63 inch), diameter of footring 53 mm (2.09 inch), weight 274 grams (9.67 ounce (oz.))

 

Oviform ewer on footring, narrowing shoulder with cylindrical neck. Curved spout and C-shaped handle. Imari decorated in underglaze blue, iron-red and gold with flowering plants its flowers are moulded in low relief alternating with a seated figure. On the handle and spout a floret between scrolls. Round the foot a continuous flower scroll.

 

This special type of ewer was probably used for soy, its moulded decoration in low relief was popular for a while,and is also seen on several other export shapes.

 

For other objects with moulded decoration in low relief, please see:

For an identically shaped and sized ewers decorated with moulded low relief, please see:

Condition: A restored handle.

 

References:

Arita 2000, cat. 96

Düsseldorf 2000, cat. 65 & 66

Jörg 2003/1, cat. 97, 98, 99 & 100

 

Price: Sold.

 

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