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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1978.687
  • Catalogue No.: 190
  • Object type: Jar
  • Kiln/Location: Kakiemon, Arita
  • Period/Date: c. 1670
  • Dimensions: H. 35.2 cm, D. 29.0 cm
  • Provenance: Reitlinger gift
  • Description: Large four-lobed baluster jar. Wide shoulder, short straight neck. Narrow base swells slightly at foot. Inner rim unglazed for lid (missing). Underglaze blue and overglaze enamels in Kakiemon palette with some aubergine. The body covered with a continuous landscape depicting pavilions and temples among trees, rocks and mountains. On the base of the neck, a band of red and blue lappets, and on the neck itself, ascending red flag design between underglaze blue lines, single above, double below. Underglaze blue rings around the undecorated lower part.
  • Exhibited: OCS, 1856, no. 89
  • Similar Example: OCS, 1856, no. 89
  • Illustrated: Jenyns, 1965, pl. 49C; Illustrated London News, 21 April 1956
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