• Japanese & Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2296

    Japanese & Korean Art

    24 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 508

    A Small Enamelled Porcelain Jar

    ARITA WARE, KAKIEMON STYLE, EDO PERIOD (1660-80)

    Price Realised  

    A Small Enamelled Porcelain Jar
    Arita ware, Kakiemon style, Edo period (1660-80)
    The small bulbous jar painted in colored overglaze enamels with birds and flowers bordered by red-enamel bands of fret and latticework at the neck and by stiff leaves at the foot
    4 5/8in. (11.7cm.) high; 4in. (10cm.) diameter


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    For a similar jar in the Ashmolean Museum fitted with Dutch gilt-silver mounts of the same period, see John Ayers et al., Porcelain for Palaces: The Fashion for Japan in Europe 1650--1750, exh. cat. (London: Oriental Ceramic Society and British Museum, 1996), pl. 80; Oliver Impey, Japanese Export Porcelain: Catalogue of the Collection of the Ashmolean Museum (Amsterdam: Hotei Publishing, 2002), pl. 48.
    Previously sold in these Rooms, An Important Collection of Japanese Porcelain, Japanese and Korean Art, 15 September, 1999, lot 3

    Provenance

    Richard W. Weatherhead
    Richard de la Mare, sold Sotheby's, London, The Richard de la Mare Collection of Kakiemon and Nabeshima Porcelain, 2 June, 1976, lot 3


    Literature

    Victor Rienaecker, "The Richard de la Mare Collection of Japanese Ceramic Wares, Part 1," Apollo (Nov., 1946): fig. IV.
    Hayashiya Seizo, Kakiemon/Nabeshima, vol. 6 of Nihon no toji (Japanese ceramics) (Tokyo: Chuo Koronsha, 1972), pl. 81.
    _____, Kakiemon, vol. 9 of Nihon no toji (Japanese ceramics) (Tokyo: Chuo Koronsha, 1974), pl. 81.