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Rare Imari Export Miniature âToyâ Condiment Set c.1700

Rare Imari Export Miniature “Toy” Condiment Set c.1700

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1800: Item # 1369282

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An Imari miniature condiment set of hexagonal baluster form decorated with trailing foliage in underglaze blue, iron red and gilding. Consisting of four small ewers, three marked with A for azin, vinegar, one marked with “S” for syrup; three with plain covers, one with a perforated cover. A complete pepper pot with perforated cover, 7cm high, and a pillar form salt, 6.2cm high. The cruet or condiment stand is also of hexagonal form with a central candle stick, 16.5cm by 16.5cm and standing 1.5cm at the edge. For an identical but incomplete set see the collection of the Ashmolean Museum EA 2003.12. The condition is overall very good, only some minute frits to the unglazed rims of two of the ewers. Dating cira 1700-1730. Additional images are available on request. Price on request.