A Pair of Rare Japanese Kakiemon Type Porcelain Vases c.1660 – 1670.

A pair of rare Kakiemon type porcelain vase, perhaps Arita or Kakiemon kilns c.1660-1670. The vases are modelled as the lower section of a bamboo cane growing from a textured rockwork base with rather comical looking tigers with their tails up. Enamelled in early Kakiemon type enamel colours. The unglazed bases have an imprint of the fine textured cloth they were dried on.




In excellent condition, one tiger with a chip to its nose, both tigers have a very small chip to their ears. Some firing cracks.
Height : 15.5 cm (6 inches)
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For a pair of near identical Kakiemon type vases dated to c.1660 at Burghley House see : The Burghley Porcelains, An Exhibition from The Burghley House Collection and Based on the 1688 Inventory and 1690 Devonshire Schedule (Japan Society, New York,1986) page214, illustrated on page 215. Two of these Kakiemon type vases, described as being Kakiemon, perhaps a pair, both restored with worn enamels of different colour schemes were offered for sale : Japanese Works of Art, Paintings, Swords and Sword Fittings, Sotheby's London, 19th and 20th March 1990, lot 207, estimated £10,000 to £15,000.