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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1978.725
  • Catalogue No.: 12
  • Object type: Jar
  • Kiln/Location: Blue-and-white, Arita
  • Period/Date: 1660-80
  • Dimensions: H. 30.5 cm, D. 28.2 cm
  • Provenance: Reitlinger gift
  • Description: Rounded ovoid large jar. Short, straight sided neck and a slightly splayed footring. Underglaze blue. Transitional style decoration. On the body, a bold, crowded design of figures in a landscape of rocks and plantains with swirling clouds. On the neck, a band of simplified lappets. The foot encircled by a double line.
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