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2012239
2012239

Japanese Blue and White wares 18th Century

 

Object 2012239

 

Bottle

 

Japan

 

c.1780

 

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;

Condition: Firing flaws to the base and foot, a frit to the rim and a chip to the inner footring.

 

References:

Kyushu 1995, cat. 266 & 237

Kyushu 2003, cat. 3780 & 3781

 

Price: Sold.

 

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