A Japanese Blue and White Porcelain Silver-Mounted Ewer, Arita, Edo Period

A Japanese Blue and White Porcelain Silver-Mounted Ewer, Arita, Edo Period

c. 1680 to c. 1700 Japan

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With contemporary Dutch silver mounts, dated 1709, of slender mallet form, applied with a strap handle and swelling mouth and triangular lip, painted in underglaze blue with three lobed panels containing figures in landscapes reserved against a karakusa lotus ground.
The mounts hall marked, repair to neck
Walter, Liedtke Collection.  A Mellon Fellow, Curator of Dutch and Flemish Paintings, European Paintings department, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
A similar Arita blue and white silver mounted ewer is illustrated by Oliver Impey, Japanese export porcelain, Catalogue of the collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Hotei publishing, Amsterdam, 2002, p.54. cat. no. 33.  Another jug in the Utrecht Central Museum, illustrated by Lunsingh Scheurlleer, Chinesisches und Japanisches Porzellan in Europaischen Fassungen, Braunschweig, 1980, p.379, pl. 393. where the author records that the mounts are by the Utrecht silversmith, Jan Smout, dated 1681.
Dimensions
Height 25.00 cm (9.84 inches)
Stock Code
1574
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