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  • Museum Accession No.: EA2000.4
  • Catalogue No.: 24
  • Object type: Mug
  • Kiln/Location: Blue-and-white, Arita
  • Period/Date: c. 1660
  • Dimensions: H. 19.7 cm, D. 11.0 cm
  • Provenance: Story Fund
  • Description: Mug of European form, the narrow neck above a bulbous body with spreading foot, and with strap handle. The neck with 'tulip' pattern above a band of foliage; the central section with four figures on terraces in a landscape, one figure holding a bottle. The lower section with three circumferential lines and with a band of gadroons on the foot. Firing cracks under the base repaired in green enamel.

    This mug is so close in shape and decoration to a sherd found at the Chokichidani kiln in Arita (see Impey, 1996, fig. 92), that it can, with some confidence, be attributed to that kiln. The green enamel under the foot is a contemporary repair to firing cracks; for the technique, see no. 46.

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