19 May 2004
A Japanese Imari bottle vase
EARLY 18TH CENTURY
Painted in underglaze-blue, iron-red, aubergine, green, yellow, black and gilt with bamboo, flowering peach and prunus issuing from rockwork between borders of floral scrollwork and ascending pointed leaf-pattern
24.3 cm. high
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For a similar example, see Oliver Impey, Japanese Export Porcelain, Amsterdam, 2002, p. 185, fig. 293.
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