Rare Japanese 17th Century Early Arita Blue & White Porcelain Jar
This rare example of early Arita blue & white porcelain was made around 1670 - 1690. The underglaze blue decoration features six panels alternating between blossoming flowers and a phoenix surrounded by flower blossoms. Around the shoulder and neck are geometric bands. Most unusual is the small cut-out section of the foot, clearly done prior to glazing, at which point there is also a crack to the base and lower body. The only explanation we can think of for the cut-out is that the jar developed a crack prior to being coated in glaze and a section was cut out in a futile attempt to prevent the crack from spreading during firing.
This jar is a good size with a height of 21.5 cm (8.5 inches). Notwithstanding the crack across the base, condition is very good. There are a few very shallow and certainly insignificant "nibbles" to the rim edge but there is no other damage and no repair or restoration.
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