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Japanese Imari, Edo early Period, Ewer with Dutch "A"

Japanese Imari, Edo early Period, Ewer with Dutch "A"


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1700: Item # 1116512

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Ewer. Provenance: Japan. Dating: Edo early period (1615-1703), 4th quarter 17th century. Oviform ewer on footring, wide neck with pinched spout. Curved pierced handle placed at an angle to the spout. Imari decorated in underglaze blue, iron-red and gold. On its waist a decoration of a (faded) letter "A" (this "A" stands for the Dutch word "azijn" or vinegar) with flowering chrysanthemum and peony plants. The hole in the top of the handle was meant to affix a metal or silver cover. Dimensions: Height: 105 mm (4.13 inch), Diameter of belly: 80 mm (3.15 inch), Diameter of footring: 50 mm (1.97 inch). Condition: Four spots on the belly were the glaze did not catch on to the body during the firing process.