A Japanese large imari jar and cover. Edo period.
Oviform vase with short cylindrical neck, decorated in iron red and gilt on underglaze blue, with broad band of plum, chrysanthemum and hydrangea issuing from rockwork, the shoulder with a band of chrysanthemum petals with various geometrical and floral designs, the neck with karakusa, the domed cover similarly decorated, the finial modeled as sacred pearl.
- Period :
- Edo (1736-1795), late 17th century/early 18th century
- around 67 cm
- Reference :
Private collection from the south of France
For a pair of identical vases sold recently, see Christie’s London ; Linley Hall, Shropshire : Property from the Collection of the late Sir Jasper & Lady More, 9 mars 2016, lot 9.
Another pair of this model was sold at Sotheby’s Paris, Asian Arts, 6 décembre 2007, lot 174.