• Japanese and Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2193

    Japanese and Korean Art

    17 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1013

    A Porcelain Figure of a Standing Courtesan

    ARITA WARE, IMARI TYPE, EDO PERIOD (LATE 17TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    A Porcelain Figure of a Standing Courtesan
    Arita Ware, Imari type, Edo period (Late 17th century)
    Decorated in underglaze blue, iron-red, gold and black enamels, the figure with one hand to her side and the other at the collar of her robe, her left foot slightly forward, her kimono decorated with chrysanthemums, plum and pine, inner folds of the robe painted in deep red, hairline cracks on lower robe, wear to gold enamel
    13¾in. (35cm.) high


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    For a similar Imari figure see Takeshi Nagatake, Imari, vol. 6 of Famous Ceramics of Japan (Tokyo, New York and San Francisco: Kodansha International Ltd., 1982), pl. 40.