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    Sale 5967

    Japanese Art & Design

    13 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 15

    An Arita Vase

    EDO PERIOD (LATE 17TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    An Arita Vase
    Edo Period (late 17th century)
    Decorated in Kakiemon style in underglaze blue with herons in branches of weeping willow beneath clouds, the shoulder with karakusa
    36cm. high


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    There are several variants of design of birds among rocks or trees on this form of vase. For another variation see, Oriental Ceramic Society, Porcelain for Palaces: The Fashion for Japan in Europe, 1650-1750 (London, 1990), no.144, p.166. In his footnote Dr Oliver Impey refers to these vases as being of Kakiemon type.

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