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.
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.
Height : 22.9 cm (9 inches).
From a Private English Collection of Japanese and Chinese Ceramics.
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.
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.