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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1978.672
  • Catalogue No.: 80
  • Object type: Vase
  • Kiln/Location: Kakiemon, Arita
  • Period/Date: late 17th century
  • Dimensions: H. 23.2 cm, D. 14.5 cm
  • Provenance: Reitlinger gift
  • Description: Bucket-shaped vase. Squared yoke handle. Base flat and unglazed. Thickly potted, rather matt surface. Kakiemon palette. On outside, camellia tree over three sides, parrot on branch. Bird in flight on fourth side, tail slightly overlapping corner. Scrolling on the yoke.

    The upper sections of the flared sides have been repaired; comparison with other examples suggests that they are now perhaps 0.5 cm too tall.

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