20 - 21 May 2003
A large Arita blue and white jardiniere
First quarter 18th Century
With broad flaring rim, painted to the exterior with gamboling karashishi in a garden of peonies and rockwork, the inner rim decorated with three phoenix amongst scrolling foliage
44.5 cm. diam.
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Lunsingh Scheurleer, Japans porselein met blauwe decoraties uit de tweede helft van de zeventiende en de eerste helft van de achttiende eeuw, Mededelingenblad vrienden van de nederlandse ceramiek, 64/65, 1971, fig. 181.
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