• Japanese & Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2296

    Japanese & Korean Art

    24 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 507

    An Enamelled Porcelain Gorgelet (Kendi)

    ARITA WARE, KAKIEMON STYLE, EDO PERIOD (1670-1700)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    An Enamelled Porcelain Gorgelet (Kendi)
    Arita Ware, Kakiemon style, Edo period (1670-1700)
    Of bulbous form with gourd-form spout, cylindrical neck and extruded lip, decorated in red, blue, green and black enamels over the clear glaze with two shaped lotus panels separated by blue and green phoenixes, the spout painted with clouds and the lip with blue scrolling foliage, painted arabic numerals on base 799
    8in. (20cm.) high; 7in. (17.7cm.) diameter


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    For a matching gorgelet, see Nagatake Takeshi, Yabe Yoshiaki and Minamoto Hiromichi, eds., Kakiemon no sekai ten: Genryu kara gendai made (Exhibition of the world of Kakiemon: From its origins to the present), exh. cat. (Tokyo: Asahi Shinbunsha, 1983), pl. 30. See also, Oliver Impey, Japanese Porcelain: Catalogue of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (Amsterdam: Hotei Publishing, 2002), pl. 64; and Hayashiya Seizo, Kakiemon, vol. 9 of Nihon no toji (Japanese ceramics) (Tokyo: Chuo Koronsha, 1974), pl. 69.

    Previously sold in these Rooms, An Important Collection of Japanese Porcelain, Japanese and Korean Art, 15 September, 1999, lot 2

    Provenance

    Richard W. Weatherhead


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION