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Japanese blue and white Arita tankard, circa 1680

Japanese Blue and White Arita Tankard, Circa 1680

U547 Japanese blue and white Arita tankard, circa 1680
U547 Japanese blue and white Arita tankard, circa 1680
U547 Japanese blue and white Arita tankard, circa 1680
U547 Japanese blue and white Arita tankard, circa 1680
U547 Japanese blue and white Arita tankard, circa 1680
U547 Japanese blue and white Arita tankard, circa 1680
U547 Japanese blue and white Arita tankard, circa 1680
U547 Japanese blue and white Arita tankard, circa 1680
U547 Japanese blue and white Arita tankard, circa 1680
U547 Japanese blue and white Arita tankard, circa 1680
Ref: U547

Japanese blue and white Arita tankard, circa 1680, decorated with three panels, containing flowers, birds in trees issuing from rockwork, ducks in a river setting, and ladies with parasols, all set within a rocky landscape with pagodas, against a scrolling background interspersed by flowerheads;


Dimensions:

height: 9 1/4in. (23.5cm.)


Condition:

Hole inserted for metal lid at time of manufacture.


Notes:

There is a similar example at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, collection no. J111 from the Soame Jenyns Collection ; There is another example in the Victoria and Albert Museum with European silver mounts, no. C.417-1918, from the collection of Percival V. David. See also, Impey, ‘Japanese Export Porcelain: Catalogue of the Collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford’, p.54, no.34.