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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1978.734
  • Catalogue No.: 4
  • Object type: Bottle
  • Kiln/Location: Blue-and-white, Arita
  • Period/Date: 1660-80
  • Dimensions: H. 38.5 cm, D. 19.2 cm
  • Provenance: Reitlinger gift
  • Description: Pear-shaped bottle. Slightly flaring rim, everted flanged lip. Tall foot. Underglaze blue decoration of a single trailing grape vine around body. Plain lines encircle the lower body, three concentric circles around foot.

    The lack of any formal circumferential banding except around the base accentuates the freely drawn design. See also no. 5.

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