A rare Japanese Arita vase with two falcons. 17th century.
The vase simulating a tree hunk, and decorated with applied fruits and leaves, two falcons on the rim, with a red circle on their chests for the rising sun, symbol of Japan.
- Japan (Arita)
- Period :
- 17th century, probably Empo / Tenwa period (1673/1683)
- 6.22 in. (15.8 cm)
A similar vase is in the collections of the British Museum (from Burleigh House), and illustrated by Soame Jenyns in Japanese Porcelain (no. 53)
For another vase (with a falcon), see The Burghley Porcelains, Exhibition Catalogue Japan Society, Japan House Gallery, New York 1986