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    Sale 2261

    The Hodroff Collection, Part III

    21 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 174

    A JAPANESE ARITAWARE BLUE AND WHITE APOTHECARY BOTTLE

    LAST QUARTER 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A JAPANESE ARITAWARE BLUE AND WHITE APOTHECARY BOTTLE
    LAST QUARTER 17TH CENTURY
    Of squat form, painted with the initials W:T:R within a ribbon-tied wreath, the sides with birds flying or perched among large peony blooms, the short neck with a band of stiff-leaf tips
    10 in. (25.4 cm.) high


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    In Made in China, Ron Fuchs posits that the initials may be those of Willem ten Rhijne, a surgeon who worked at the Dutch East India Company's Deshima settlement from 1674-76.

    Literature

    Fuchs and Howard, Made in China, p. 143, no. 91.
    Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, p. 204-5, no. 238.