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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1989.170
  • Catalogue No.: 271
  • Object type: Vase
  • Kiln/Location: Kakiemon style, Arita
  • Period/Date: late 17th century
  • Dimensions: H. 31.7 cm
  • Provenance: Story Fund
  • Description: Trumpet vase. Slightly splayed, foot, flared rim. Flat: biscuit base. Overglaze enamels in red, green, yellow, blue, and aubergine with gold. Pine, prunus and bamboo in rocks and grass, border of red and yellow lappets around lower edge. The decoration is bound by narrow red encircling lines at he top and the bottom, and a double red line encircles the foot.

    The palette of enamels here is ambiguous, being either a variation of an Imari palette or a variation of the Kakiemon palette. The style of decoration clearly evokes that of the Kakiemon, but the lower border of lappets is uncharacteristic. The relationship of this vase to anything else in this category, which all bear enamels closer in colour to the Kakiemon, is thus doubtful.

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