12 November 2003
A Kyo-yaki Kabin [Flower Vase]
Edo Period (Mid-19th Century)
The vase modelled as a foxpriest holding a staff, the earthenware body with overglaze blue, green enamels and gilt, the shawl with peony and karakusa, slight wear to the enamels and a few minute glaze chips
8in. (20cm.) high
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For other figurative Kyo-yaki wares see Masahiko Kawahara, Kyo Yaki, Nihon Toji Taikei, vol. 26 (Tokyo, 1977), pl. 17-18.
For a history of the Gonse Collection see Christie's London, Japanese Art and Design, Wednesday 13 November 2002, p. 190.
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