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A PAIR OF KAKIEMON VASES AND COVERS
A PAIR OF KAKIEMON VASES AND COVERS

EDO PERIOD (LATE 17TH CENTURY)

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A PAIR OF KAKIEMON VASES AND COVERS
Edo Period (Late 17th Century)
Each decorated in iron-red, blue, green, yellow and black enamels on underglaze blue, the body with chrysanthemums, hibiscus, other flowers and foliage emerging from rockwork, the shoulders of square form with a band of lappets underneath a band of zig-zag on the straight necks, all within lines of underglaze blue, one cover similarly decorated, one vase broken and repaired, both covers damaged and restored
Each 10in. (25.5cm.) high (2)
Provenance
Temple Newsham, The Earls of Halifax

Lot Essay

A similar jar and cover is in the Burghley House collection, illustrated in The Burghley Porcelains, no. 74 and M. Hinton, O. Impey, Kakiemon, Flowers of Fire, no. 11. Another is illustrated in Soame Jenyns Japanese Porcelain, no. 54a, where it mentions that another piece in Japan is described as "probably by Kakiemon I", who died in 1666. A similar jar is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and another in The Avery Brundage Collection in San Francisco.
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