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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1978.466
  • Catalogue No.: 43
  • Object type: Jar
  • Kiln/Location: Early Enamelled Ware, Arita
  • Period/Date: mid-17th century
  • Dimensions: H. 27.0 cm, D. 20.6 cm
  • Provenance: Reitlinger gift
  • Description: Jar. Squared sides, reinforced rim at base of all straight neck, slightly everted lip, flaring foot. Red, yellow, green and aubergine overglaze enamels. Body and neck: clouds of varying sizes reserved against red spotted background with two large round medallions with scalloped edges on opposing sides, one with spray of prunus and grasses, the smaller with prunus spray.

    This is a forerunner of the more tightly decorated group with the patterned background in red enamel, see nos. 44,45.

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  • Illustrated: Imaizumi, Ko-Imari to ko-Kutani, 1974, pl. 69
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