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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1999.54
  • Catalogue No.: 55
  • Object type: Jug
  • Kiln/Location: Early Enamelled Ware, Arita
  • Period/Date: 1660-70
  • Dimensions: H. 20.5 cm
  • Provenance: Anonymous gift in recognition of the work of David Armitage
  • Description: Jug of European form. The cylindrical upper neck, waisted lower neck and strap handle replaced. With high-shouldered body and splayed foot. The decoration of dark red and dark blue bands around the neck above a cloud pattern, the body with flowering plants including chrysanthemums, above red circumferential lines and a blue band around the foot.

    The replaced neck and handle were cast from a blue-and-white jug of similar form; the top of the break flares out just enough for it to be sure that this is the correct shape. This jug belongs in the group that I have called the 'Dark red and dark blue group'; it appears to be the only example known from this group that is not a tureen. For such tureens, see Nippon toji zenshu, 24, 1976, pl. 9; TNM catalogue, 1985, no. 317; Kurita, 1975, pl. 32. See also the pair of tureens in 18th-century French gilt-bronze mounts in the manner of Thomas Germain, in the Metropolitan Museum, New York, illustrated by Dauterman, 1970, nos. 176A and B.

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