Japanese Blue and White wares 18th Century
Height 330 mm (12.99 inch), diameter 135 mm (5.31 inch), diameter of mouthrim 16 mm (0.63 inch), diameter of footring 70 mm (2.76 inch), weight 878 grams (30.97 ounce (oz.))
Pear-shaped bottle on footring, rounded body, tall narrow neck. Decorated in underglaze blue with around the foot a band of lappets. On the body a group of three flowering plants, bamboo, prunus and pine, alternating with three groups of irises. Round the neck a border of descending leafs.
The band of lappets round the foot can also be seen on polychrome bottles dating the same period in the late 18th century.
For a similarly shaped and dated bottles, please see;
- Complete Catalogue of the Shibata Collection, (The Kyushu Ceramic Museum, Kyushu 2003), p.480, cat. 3780 & 3781.
- Shibata collection part IV, (The Kyushu Ceramic Museum, Kyushu 1995), p.128, cat. 266 & 237.
Condition: Firing flaws to the base and foot, a frit to the rim and a chip to the inner footring.