- Museum Accession No.: EA1978.727
- Catalogue No.: 1
- Object type: Bottle
- Kiln/Location: Blue-and-white, Arita
- Period/Date: 1659-70
- Dimensions: H. 44.5 cm, D. 24.5 cm
- Provenance: Reitlinger gift
- Description: Pear-shaped bottle. Tall, slightly flaring neck and everted rim, recessed base slightly convex. Underglaze blue decoration of peony and chrysanthemum sprays growing from rocks over body, base of neck decorated with bands including two of gadroons and ascending leaf. Two concentric circles round foot. Single circle on base.
This shape, with its everted lip, is an enlarged version of the early Shoki-Imari bottles found at such kilns as Tengudani. These are developments of an earlier Korean shape. The large-scale, bold design derives from the style used at Chokichidani kiln, especially on large plates.
- Exhibited: OCS, 1959, no. 36; Porcelain for Palaces, 1990, no. 43.
- Similar Example: OCS, 1959, no. 36; Porcelain for Palaces, 1990, no. 43.
- Illustrated: Jenyns, 1965,pl.llB.