A Large Late 17th or Early 18th Century Japanese Imari Beaker Vase.

A Large Japanese Imari Porcelain Beaker Vase, Arita Kilns c.1690-1730. Finely Decorated in Bright Enamels and a Strong Deep Cobalt Blue with Pairs of Birds in Different Settings. They are a Cockerel and a Hen, A Pair of Mandarin Ducks (Representing marital faithfulness) Among Tall Rabbit-Ear Iris. A Pair of Peacock Among Prunus.

Condition: In excellent condition, some crazing which is very lightly coloured in places. Some wear to the gilt rim on the lip of the vase.

Size: Height : 31.7 cm (12 1/3 inches)



Stock number: 24325

Japanese Imari Porcelain :
Imari Porcelain is the European collectors` name for a type of Japanese Porcelain made in the town of Arita, in the former Hizen Province, north western Kyūshū, and exported via the port of Imari, specifically for the European Export trade. Imari was simply the trans-shipment port for Arita wares, no porcelain was made there. The kilns at Arita formed the heart of the Japanese Porcelain industry, which developed in the early 17th century. Although Imari originating in Japan the tern is used to describe a whole range of ceramics from all over the world, they are all linked by their bright distinctive palette of blue, red and gold. The cobalt that created the blue was added prior to glazing, while the iron-oxide red and the gilding were applied after glazing.

Stock number: 24325.