• Lot 403

    A pair of verte-Imari bottle vases


    Price Realised  


    A pair of verte-Imari bottle vases
    Early 18th Century
    The pear shaped body moulded to each side with a kidney-shaped recessed panel modelled in high relief with chickens, the reverse with a budding rose, surrounded by sprays of flowering plants
    23.6 cm. high

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    A similar bottle vase is in the Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam and illustrated in C.J.A. Jörg, Fine and Curious, Japanese Export Porcelain in Dutch Collections, Amsterdam, 2003, p. 98, nr. 96. The author explains that porcelain with recessed panels such as in the bottles above, were only produced in Japan and during a very short period as it was time consuming and expensive.

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