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    Sale 2797

    Anton Philips, Entrepreneur & Connoisseur

    6 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 336

    A Japanese Arita blue and white metal-gilt mounted tankard


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    A Japanese Arita blue and white metal-gilt mounted tankard
    Late 17th Century, the mount circa 1710
    Painted in the Chinese Transitional style with three panels of landscape scenes depicting birds on riverbanks and in branches, remote pavilions amongst pine and rockwork and two figures with a dog in a pine-strewn, rocky landscape, all on a ground of karakusa scrollwork, the metal-gilt cover with foliate handle mount, large base crack, thumb-piece missing
    25 cm. high

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    Tankards of various sizes were ordered by the Dutch East India Company from the 1660's onwards. Their shapes closely followed the mostly German stoneware models sent with the orders. The decoration was invariably in the Chinese Transitional style, however reinterpreted in the Japanese manner.
    A similar Japanese silver-mounted tankard is illustrated in Ko-Imari porcelain from the Collection of Oliver Impey, Barry Davies Oriental Art, London, 1997, p. 34-35, no. 11.

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