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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1978.446
  • Catalogue No.: 343
  • Object type: Coffee pot
  • Kiln/Location: Imari
  • Period/Date: early 18th century
  • Dimensions: H. 28.4 cm
  • Provenance: Reitlinger gift
  • Description: Coffee pot. Tall tapering sides, flat unglazed base with three lobed bracket feet. Inside rim unglazed, flat handle pierced or mount for lid, now missing. Low bunghole opposite handle ringed by moulded rosette. Underglaze blue, and red and pink enamels with gold. Bold overall design of irises, reeds and three zigzag plank bridges {yatsuhashi)) with encircling bands of underglaze blue at the rim and base. Floral design in blue and gold, and solid blue edge on handle. The feet with overglaze red and gold.

    For an article that discusses coffee pots and their origin, and that illustrates as pl. 13 an almost identical coffee pot, complete with lid and European spigot, see de Kleyn, 1973, no. 6, pp. 433-55. See also Brown, 1995. An identical example is in the Groninger Museum, Groningen. For the shape in blue-and-white, see no. 120.

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