20 - 21 May 2003
Two Arita blue and white apothecary flasks
Late 17th Century
With rounded bodies, tapering necks and double-everted rims, painted with birds in flight and perched on branches of peonies and pomegranates, the shoulders with flower-sprays and foliage, the necks filled with cork stoppers, one cracked
22.5 cm. and 23 cm. high (2)
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Leeuwaarden, Gemeentelijk Museum Het Princessehof, Japans blauw wit porselein op Hollandse bestelling en in de japanse smaak, 10 April - 19 June 1981, fig. 68.
See Oliver Impey, Japanese Export Porcelain, Catalogue of the Collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford,, Amsterdam, 2002, p. 105, no. 118 for a similar example.
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