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    Sale 2818


    31 March - 1 April 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 539

    A Japanese Imari coffee-pot and cover

    CIRCA 1690-1710

    Price Realised  


    A Japanese Imari coffee-pot and cover
    Circa 1690-1710
    The lobed pear-shaped body moulded with cranes amidst pine and prunus beneath stylised clouds, decorated in iron-red, green, aubergine, salmon, underglaze-blue and black enamels and gilt, the rim painted with an iron-red key-band above a ribbed bulb, all raised on three feet modelled as bijin, set with loop handle and aperture for tap, the cover surmounted by a knop finial raised on a fungus stem, cover restored, feet restored, crack
    42 cm. high

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    The shape of this coffee pot, which also may have been used for tea, is probably adapted from a Dutch silver prototype, see Howard and Ayers, China for the West, London, 1978, vol.I., p.128 and illustration. Also see C.J.A. Jörg, Fine and Curious, Amsterdam, 2003, p. 207, ill. 266 for a discussion of a similar coffee-pot.

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