1 November 2005,
Price realised EUR 2,640
EUR 800 - EUR 1,200
(4) A Japanese Seto ware vase with carved decoration
EDO PERIOD (1603-1867)
Covered in a green-brown glaze and freely carved with flowerheads and leaves below an overlapping petal band to the shoulder; a Kyo-yaki type double gourd vase painted in vivid colours with leafy branches; a Karatsu bottle vase with short neck covered in a pale crackled glaze turning to dark brown around the shoulder and neck; and another bottle vase with similar glaze decoration (small chip to base of Seto vase)
24 cm. high max. (4)
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See S. Jenyns, Japanese Pottery, plate 17B, London, 1971 for a similar example of the Seto vase.
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