Large Japanese Blue and White Arita Octagonal Vase and Cover
Large Japanese blue and white Arita octagonal vase and cover, Genroku period, circa 1700, the lobed body decorated with two ho-ho birds in a garden scene by a river bank with peony and fruiting branches beneath cloudscrolls, the shoulders with a wide band of peony flowerheads and foliage against a karakusa ground, the neck with stylised panels containing a leaf surrounded by scrollwork, the domed cover similarly decorated with a ho-ho bird in a garden scene with karakusa and surmounted by a knop finial. Outside Margin Scheme ie plus tax at 20%
height: 27 ¾ in. (78.5 cm.) , ¾ in. (55.3 cm.); height without cover: 21
Minor fritting to rim.
A very similar vase can be found in the Kanbara Collection at the Kyushu Ceramic Museum (no. 098)