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Japanese Tea, Coffee and Chocolate wares 18th Century

 

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Object 2010485

 

Teapot

 

Japan

 

1700-1720

 

Height with cover 95 mm (3.74 inch), height without cover 75 mm (2.95 inch), diameter handle to spout 165 mm (6.50 inch), diameter of mouthrim 50 mm (1.97 inch), diameter of footring 53 mm (2.09 inch), weight with cover 244 grams (8.60 ounce (oz.)), weight cover 27 grams (0.95 ounce (oz.))

  

Teapot of globular shape on wide unglazed footring, round curved spout, looped side handle. The cover fluted with a small round knob. Greyish paste and greenish glaze. Imari decorated in underglaze blue, iron-red and gold with trailing floral sprays covering the whole body and cover. On the handle and spout a floret between scrolls. 

 

Condition: A X-shaped glaze hairline to the inside of the rim of the cover, some fine crazing to the glaze of the tip of the spout. A firing fault to the inside wall of the teapot.

 

Price: € 799 - $ 890 - £ 720

(the $ and £ prices are approximates and depend on the € price exchange rate)

 

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Object 2010384

 

Saucer

 

Japan

  

1700-1730

 

Height 26 mm (1.02 inch), diameter of rim 125 mm (4.92 inch), diameter of footring 68 mm (2.68 inch), weight 131 grams (4.62 ounce (oz.))

 

Saucer on footring, straight rim. Imari decorated in underglaze blue with overglaze iron-red, black and green overglaze enamel and gold with a peony flower spray in a central roundel, on the sides flowering peony and bamboo plants growing from rockwork. On the rim a spiral pattern border. On the base a shop or painters mark in underglaze blue. The reverse is undecorated.

  

Condition: Two firing flaws.

 

Price: Sold.

 

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Object 2010586

 

Teapot

  

Japan

 

1710-1730

 

Height with cover 95 mm (3.74 inch), height without cover 74 mm (2.91 inch), diameter handle to spout 140 mm (5.51 inch), diameter of mouthrim 39 mm (1.54 inch), diameter of footring 50 mm (1.97 inch), weight with cover 232 grams (8.18 ounce (oz.)), weight cover 25 grams (0.88 ounce (oz.))

 

Oviform teapot on footring, curved handle, slightly bent spout. Domed cover with round knob. Imari decorated in underglaze blue, iron-red and gold. Around the foot a floral scroll pattern border on the body a tree with various flowering plants. On the mouthrim two chrysanthemum flower heads reserved on an underglaze blue ground. On the handle and spout florets between scrolls. The cover is decorated en suite.

 

Condition: A tiny glaze fleabite to the tip of the spout and a greyish glaze round the mouthrim, the handle and spout. due to the firing process.

 

Reference:

Jörg 2003/1, cat. 247

 

Price: € 499 - $ 555 - £ 450

(the $ and £ prices are approximates and depend on the € price exchange rate)

 

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Object 2011410

 

Saucer

 

Japan

 

1700-1730

 

Height 36 mm (1.41 inch), diameter of rim 166 mm (6.53 inch), diameter of footring 88 mm (3.47 inch), weight 287 grams (10.12 ounce (oz.))

 

Saucer on footring, straight rim. On the base three spur-marks. Imari decorated in underglaze blue with overglaze iron-red and gold. Decorated with kidney and rectangular shaped panels reserved on an underglaze blue ground with leafy scrolls in gold. The kidney-shaped panels are filled with a river scene with, trees, pagodas, boats, mountains and a waterfall. The rectangular panels are filled with flowering prunus, peony, chrysanthemums plant and grapes. Around the rim sprays of flowering prunus and chrysanthemum. On the reverse two sprays of flowering prunus. On the footing a marubatsu pattern (modern Japanese for "naughts and crosses" or "Os and Xs"). On the base a single chrysanthemum kiku flower head in iron-red and gold.

 

This saucer was probably originally, as a stand, part of a chocolate set together with a matching covered beaker now missing.

 

An identically shaped, sized and decorated chocolat set, comprising of a covered beaker and saucer, is in the Dresden collection (Johanneum mark 'N:6'' and signum '+'.). It was registered in 1721. (Reichel 1981, p.150, cat. 53)

 

For this identically shaped, sized and decorated covered beaker and saucer in the Dresden collection, please see:

Condition: Two chips and a shallow frit to the rim.

 

Reference:

Reichel 1981, p.150 & cat. 53

 

Price: € 299 - $ 333 - £ 270

(the $ and £ prices are approximates and depend on the € price exchange rate)

 

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Object 20101

 

Teacup and saucer

 

Japan

 

1700-1720

 

Height of teacup 44 mm (1.73 inch), diameter of rim 74 mm (2.91 inch), diameter of footring 35 mm (1.38 inch), weight 40 grams (1.41 ounce (oz.))

Height of saucer 26 mm (1.02 inch), diameter of rim 120 mm (4.72 inch), diameter of footring 64 mm or (2.52 inch), weight 93 grams (3.28 ounce (oz.))

 

Teacup and saucer on footrings, slightly everted rims. Imari decorated in underglaze blue with iron-red, and gold  with four carps leaping out of a turbulent sea with clouds the sun and two birds in flight. On the sides a border with carps alternating with birds in flight, Around the rim flowering prunus sprays and florets between scrolls. On the reverse two flowering prunus sprays and three concentric bands aound the footring. On the base an old paper collectors label that reads: 'nr 51'. The teacup is decorated en suite

 

Condition: Both perfect.

 

Price: € 499 - $ 555 - £ 450

(the $ and £ prices are approximates and depend on the € price exchange rate)

 

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Object 2010411

 

Teapot

 

Japan

 

1700-1720

 

Height with cover 75 mm (2.95 inch), height without cover 62 mm (2.44 inch), diameter handle to spout 143 mm (5.63 inch), diameter of mouthrim 40 mm (1.57 inch), diameter of footring 45 mm (1.77 inch), weight with cover 218 grams (7.69 ounce (oz.)), weight cover 24 grams (0.85 ounce (oz.))

 

Teapot of globular shape on footring, curved handle and short, slightly bent spout fitted with an unmarked silver mount. Domed cover with a round knob. Imari decorated in underglaze blue, iron-red and gold. Near the mouthrim the body is pierced. Greyish paste and greenish glaze. Imari decorated in underglaze blue, iron-red and gold with leafy and flowering chrysanthemum and carnation branches, On the handle and spout florets between scrolls. (from inside the silver mount the spout does not seem to be damaged it seems to be added only for a decorative reason)

 

These teapots were probably made for export, although the decoration is not very European, while the spout is very blunt. Those with a more elongated or curved spout seem to be more akin to the European teapot, but their shape was probably inspired by the Chinese teapot of the 16th century, which looked like the European teapot but was much smaller. It had a handle at the side, a spout opposite to it and a lid. (Arts 1983, p.53)

 

The wide, overlapping cover without a flat rim, breaking the line of the curving body, is unusual. (Jörg 2003/1, p.196)

 

Condition: A "J"-shaped hairline to tip of the spout, a chip to the rim of the cover and a restored rim of the cover.

 

Condition: Perfect, the silver mount was probably placed to lengthen the spout so the pouring of the tea was easier, the spout itself is undamaged.

 

References:

Arts 1983, Plate 29

Jörg 2003/1, cat. 245

 

Price: € 599 - $ 667 - £ 541

(the $ and £ prices are approximates and depend on the € price exchange rate)

 

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Object 2010885

 

Tea caddy

 

Japan

 

1700-1730

 

Height with cover 94 mm (3.70 inch), height without cover 115 mm (4.53 inch), diameter 72 mm (2.84 inch), diameter of mouthrim 32 mm (1.26 inch), diameter of footring 47 mm (1.85 inch), weight with cover 186 grams (6.56 ounce (oz.)), weight cover 15 grams (0.53 ounce (oz.))

 

Tea caddy, baluster form, fluted body, spreading foot. Rim unglazed inside for cover, now missing. Fitted with an openwork, unmarked, silver cover converting the tea caddy into a sugar caster. Imari decorated in underglaze blue, iron-red and gold with three vertical sprays with cherries and two doves. Between each spray a floral lozenge motif.

 

For an identically decorated coffee pot and teacup, please see;

Condition: A unglazed spot on the body, fine crazing to the glaze and some wear to the Imari decoration.

 

Reference:

Impey 2002, cat. 344 & 352

 

Price: € 299 - $ 333 - £ 270

(the $ and £ prices are approximates and depend on the € price exchange rate)

 

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Object 2010750

 

Teapot

 

Japan

 

1700-1720

 

Height with cover 81 mm (3.74 inch), Height without cover 67 mm (2.64 inch), diameter handle to spout 141 mm (6.50 inch), diameter of mouthrim 41 mm (1.97 inch), diameter of footring  49 mm (2.09 inch), weight with cover 250 grams (8.82 ounce (oz.)), weight cover 25 grams (0.88 ounce (oz.))

  

Teapot of globular shape on footring, curved handle and short, slightly bent spout. Domed cover that is larger than the mouth, which has no rim. Round knob. Imari decorated in underglaze blue, iron-red and gold with various scrolling flowering branches. On the handle and spout a floret between scrolls.

 

The body is pierced just above the upper attachment of the handle, clearly the Japanese potter did not understand that, in Europe, this hole was intended for the adding of a silver or other metal mount, otherwise he probably would have pierced the handle instead.

 

These teapots were probably made for export, although the decoration is not very European, while the spout is very blunt. Those with a more elongated or curved spout seem to be more akin to the European teapot, but their shape was probably inspired by the Chinese teapot of the 16th century, which looked like the European teapot but was much smaller. It had a handle at the side, a spout opposite to it and a lid. (Arts 1983, p.53)

 

The wide, overlapping cover without a flat rim, breaking the line of the curving body, is unusual. (Jörg 2003/1, p.196)

 

Condition: A "J"-shaped hairline to tip of the spout, a chip to the rim of the cover and a restored rim of the cover.

 

References:

Arts 1983, Plate 29

Jörg 2003/1, cat. 245

 

Price: € 399 - $ 444 - £ 360

(the $ and £ prices are approximates and depend on the € price exchange rate)

 

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Objects 2010268ABC

  

Three teacups and saucers

 

Japan

 

1700-1730

 

Height of teacups 45/45/44/42 mm (1.77/1.77/1.73/1.65 inch), diameter of rim 76/75/79/76 mm (2.99/2.95/3.11/2.99 inch), diameter of footring 31/31/30/30 mm (1.22/1.22/1.18/1.18 inch), weight 49/49/53/47 grams (1.73/1.73/1.87/1.66 ounce (oz.))

Height of saucers 26/25/26/25 mm (1.02/0.98/1.02/0.98 inch), diameter of rim 128/126/125/125 mm (5.04/4.96/4.92/4.92 inch), diameter of footring 57/56/58/57 mm (2.24/2.20/2.28/2.24 inch), weight 105/104/92/87 grams (3.07/3.67/3.25/3.07 ounce (oz.))

 

Three teacups and saucers on footrings. spreading sides and straight rims. Imari decorated in underglaze blue and overglaze iron-red and gold with a stylised dot in a thick wide band surrounded by a hõ-õ bird in flight alternating with flowering peony and prunus plants. On the rim a zig-zag lines pattern border with four half flower heads. The reverse is undecorated. The teacups are decorated en suite.

 

Condition teacups: All three perfect.

Condition saucers: All three perfect.

 

Price: € 299 - $ 333 - £ 270

(the $ and £ prices are approximates and depend on the € price exchange rate)

 

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Object 2010380

 

Teapot

 

Japan

 

1690-1720

 

Height with cover 85 mm (3.35 inch), height without cover 63 mm (2.48 inch), diameter handle to spout 125 mm (4.92 inch), dimensions of square mouthrim 38 mm (1.49 inch) x 38 mm (1.49 inch), diameter of footring: 40 mm (1.58 inch), weight with cover 183 grams (6.46 ounce (oz.)), weight cover 26 grams (0.92 ounce (oz.))

  

Square teapot with rounded sides on a low, square firing-ring. The lower body bulges before reverting to a square shape. A square shaped domed cover with a square knob finial. Curved handle and a short broken spout fitted with an unmarked silver mount/spout. Imari decorated in underglaze blue, iron-red and gold. Greyish paste and greenish glaze. The sides decorated with two designs of flowering plants, each repeated opposite. Corners of body picked out with narrow red and gold lines. Round the square mouthrim a pointed leaves pattern border. On the handle a floret between scrolls. The red and gold lines continue from corners, dividing the cover onto four panels containing flowers similar to those on the body. 

 

For identically decorated teapots, please see;

Condition: A restored handle, some crazing to the glaze of the lower part of the body and base.

 

References:

Impey 2002, cat. 347

Tippett 1996, p.20

 

Price: € 399 - $ 444 - £ 360 

(the $ and £ prices are approximates and depend on the € price exchange rate)

 

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