15 September 1999
A Porcelain Apothecary's Bottle
Arita Ware, Edo Period (18th Century)
Painted in enamels of red, green, yellow, aubergine and black over clear glaze with a bird perched on a branch of pomegranates and with a bird on a peony stem on the opposite side, also painted with a band of lappets and scrolling foliage at the shoulder and with four peonies around the neck
8in. (21cm.) high
Richard W. Weatherhead
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For a matching bottle in the British Museum see Soame Jenyns, Japanese Porcelain (London: Faber and Faber, Ltd., 1965), no. 30B.
Two matching bottles were sold Christie's, London, 16 June, 1997, lot 406.
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