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Museum quality Japanese HIRADO Mizuzashi

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1900: Item # 1170291
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Museum quality Japanese late Edo (first part 19th century) HIRADO Mizuzashi (Water Jar) with a lid, finely decorated with blue under-glazed paintings of landscapes with mountains and trees and four finely sculptured masks on the incised geometric ground. The workmanship is magnificent. A knob on the incised finial is made in a shape of a horse. Almost identical Mizuzashi (with a missing lid) is pictured in the popular Hirado: Prince of Porcelain book by L. Lawrence, p. 131 10" tall x 9 1/4" D