A DOHACHI WATER JAR
Signed and dated Tempo sannen mizunoe tatsu Dohachi sei [Made by Dohachi in the third year of Tempo (1832)]
Modelled as a wooden bucket, decorated with a scene of pine, bamboo, plum blossom and birds between moulded brown line borders representing the strapping and beneath a band of birds perched on branches, rabbits, butterflies, fish and foliage divided by lines to simulate slats, the cover with a design of pine, bamboo and plum, the finial in the form of a bamboo shoot, the interior of the cover signed and dated
8in. (21.7cm.) diam.