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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1995.152
  • Catalogue No.: 53
  • Object type: Sand brick
  • Kiln/Location: Early Enamelled Ware, Arita
  • Period/Date: late 17th century
  • Dimensions: L. 9 cm, H. 5.5 cm, D. 4.5 cm
  • Provenance: Story Fund
  • Description: Sand brick. Pierced top, rectangular, unglazed pique sides decorated in low relief with shishi and peony on long sides, peony only on short sides. Red, yellow, green, aubergine and black enamels, Kutani colours. Three abbreviated red blossoms on top. Leaping shishi with yellow body and green spots, aubergine head and red mane in profile on one side, on the other larger shishi facing straight on. Black scrolling, now almost disappeared above pique sides.

    The shape probably derives from Delft Models and is also known in blue-and-white. The colours may relate to those on the teapot, no. 52.

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