ARITA c.1680- 1700 Japanese Porcelain

A Late 17th Century Blue and White Japanese Porcelain Baluster-Shaped Jar, Arita Kilns c.1680-1700. Decorated in Strong Tones of Cobalt Blue with Two Birds on Rocks Among Flowering Shrubs.


Condition: In good condition but there is a fracture to the footrim c.18mm also the domed cover is missing. The glaze with some very minor crazing and small depressions caused by burst bubbles.

Size: Height : 22.9 cm (9 inches).

Provenance: From a Private English Collection of Japanese and Chinese Ceramics.

References: For a number of blue and white Japanese jars of this type see : Japanese Export Porcelain, Catalogue of the Collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (Oliver Impey, Hotei Publishing, Amsterdam, 2002) pages 95 to 97.

Stock number: 23553.

This Japanese blue and white porcelain jar is of a type made for export to Europe, especially Holland, during the late 17th century. Vases in sets or pair can still be found on top of 17th century furniture in Holland.


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