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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1978.724
  • Catalogue No.: 104
  • Object type: Jar
  • Kiln/Location: Blue-and-white, Arita
  • Period/Date: 1670-1700
  • Dimensions: H. 32.3 cm, D. 19.4 cm
  • Provenance: Reitlinger gift
  • Description: Hexagonal jar. High shoulder and short, straight neck. Underglaze blue decoration of tall flowering plants on rocks on each side. On the shoulder, karakusa scrolling with three peony blossoms. On the neck, a band of geometrical decoration. Lid missing.

    The shape is related to the "Hampton Court' vases; see the discussion of this shape and its cognomen under no. 269, where this belongs to the taller variety. For a blue-and-white 'Hampton Court' vase of the more usual, shorter type, see Kassel, 1990, no. 233

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