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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1978.431
  • Catalogue No.: 306
  • Object type: Bottle
  • Kiln/Location: Imari
  • Period/Date: 1680-1700
  • Dimensions: H. 22.3 cm, D. 11.7 cm
  • Provenance: Reitlinger gift
  • Description: Octagonal bottle. Rounded body, long thin neck, flat unglazed base. Red, yellow, turquoise, green and aubergine enamels with gold. On sides, tree peony and persimmon tree, branches spreading around body and up the neck. Around rim, four sides with descending scrolls, two in red, two in gold.

    The very fine painting allies this closely to the Kakiemon style, but the enamels are distinctive and are not Kakiemon. There is a bottle of the same shape and dimensions,bearing Kakiemon decoration, in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; see Jorg, 2003, no. 73. There is an ink inscription on the base 'Bow Chine'. A similar bottle is illustrated in Kyushu Ceramic Museum, 1997, pl. 186.

  • Exhibited: Great Japan Exhibition, 1981, pl. 216; Porcelain for Palaces, 1990, pl. 203
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