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Lot 41. An Arita Vase, Edo period (late 17th century). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.

Of ovoid form, decorated in underglaze blue with three shaped panels enclosing chrysanthemums, peonies and dianthus issuing from rockwork, divided by stylised lotus and scrolling foliage, the shoulder and neck with bands of various patterns and lappets - 33cm. high

NoteFor similar examples, see John Ayers et al., Porcelain for Palaces: The Fashion for Japan in Europe 1650-1750, exh. cat., The British Museum, (London, 1990), p. 106-107, no. 54; and Kogi Ichiro, Shinshusei Ko-Imari [A new compilation of Ko-Imari] (Tokyo, 1993), p. 225, pl. 268.

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