Japanese Arita blue and white vase, circa 1680

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Japanese Arita blue and white vase, circa 1680

£3,500.00

Description

Japanese Arita blue and white vase, circa 1680, Edo Period (1603-1868), the oviform body decorated with a continuous scene of birds in flight, blossoming peonies and grasses issuing from rockwork, beneath a wide band around the shoulders containing scrolling floral decoration and ho- ho birds, the rim with a band of lappets, geometric band, height: 38.5cm. (15 1/8in.), condition: good. A jar of similar design can be seen in Ayers, Impey & Mallet, Porcelain for Palaces: The fashion for Japan in Europe 1650-1750 (London: Phillip Wilson) p.166. Following the discovery of porcelain clay in the Arita region of Kyushu in the early 17th century, Japanese porcelain production rapidly expanded and challenged the Chinese monopoly of Asian export wares.

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Material and Technique Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue
Origin Asian
Period Pre 1900
Condition Other
Dimensions height: 38.5cm.

Product REF: W247