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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1978.638
  • Catalogue No.: 89
  • Object type: Ewer
  • Kiln/Location: Kakiemon-related style, Arita
  • Period/Date: late 17th century
  • Dimensions: H. 18.4 cm, D. 9.0 cm; Gilt-metal mounts
  • Provenance: Reitlinger gift
  • Description: Ewer. Upright spout, thick handle and flared rim to neck. Main body divided into four panels filled with wave pattern in shallow relief by plain bands. Four moulded kiri-mon round shoulder. Rather grey paste. Underglaze blue, and red, orange, blue, green and black enamels. The four panels outlined in red contain design of woman beneath eaves and curtain with prunus filling two panels and repeated opposite. On plain bands around base and on handle and spout, floral scrolls in underglaze blue. Gilt-metal mounts as lid and chain.
  • Exhibited: OCS, 1965, pl. 195
  • Similar Example: OCS, 1965, pl. 195
  • Illustrated: Jenyns, 1965, pl. 59B
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