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Japanese tokkuru, late Genroku period (1688-1704)

Japanese Tokkuru, Late Genroku Period (1688-1704)

MW169 Japanese tokkuru, late Genroku period (1688-1704)
MW169 Japanese tokkuru, late Genroku period (1688-1704)
MW169 Japanese tokkuru, late Genroku period (1688-1704)
MW169 Japanese tokkuru, late Genroku period (1688-1704)
MW169 Japanese tokkuru, late Genroku period (1688-1704)
Ref: MW169

Japanese tokkuru, late Genroku period (1688-1704) of slightly tapering square-section form with sloping shoulders and a short upright neck, each side with an underglaze blue border decorated with gilt floral meanders containing two alternating scenes of a scholar standing before a waterfall under a maple tree, and the other of a walled path amidst flowering branches, a pine tree and bamboo, the sloping neck in iron-red with alternating cartouches containing a butterfly and a stylised flower head, the base of the neck with a chyrsanthemum flower head at each corner on underglaze blue and gilt, the neck decorated with gilt floral meanders, height: 8 1/4in. (21 cm.)<br/>Genroku means ‘Original happiness’<br/>