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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1978.491
  • Catalogue No.: 361
  • Object type: Wine ewer
  • Kiln/Location: Imari
  • Period/Date: c. 1700-20
  • Dimensions: H. 16.7 cm
  • Provenance: Reitlinger gift
  • Description: Wine ewer. Round body, knobbed cover, short square spout, rounded overhead handle. At ends of handle, moulded chrysanthemum. Inset base. Red, pink, green, yellow, aubergine and black enamels with gold. On sides, a design, twice repeated, of a bijin and three children on a terrace with a flowering tree. The same design, but without the people, on lid. Around the foot, a band of leaf motifs in red and gold. On the handle top and sides, a red cloud scroll. The moulded chrysanthemum petals and centres outlined in red. The spout with red and gold floral scrolls.
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