12 November 2003
An Arita Vase
Edo Period (Late 17th Century)
The tall cylindrical vase with constricted neck, decorated in underglaze blue with figures among chrysanthemums and rockwork
7in. (18cm.) high
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Known as a 'rollwagon' this form is derived from a Chinese transitional design. For a similar example see Oriental Ceramic Society, Porcelain for Palaces: The Fashion for Japan in Europe, 1650-1750 (London, 1990), pl. 38, p. 97.
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