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Japanese ovoid blue and white jar, 17th century. d
Japanese ovoid blue and white jar, 17th century. d Ref: R38
Japanese ovoid blue and white jar, 17th century. decorated in the Chinese 'Transitional' style with two figures in a window looking out onto figure below with parasol standing in a rocky garden with plants; height: 9.1/2 in.; 24.2 cm.; condition: perfect.

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Price: 2,200.00




Japanese kakiemon fluted hexagonal bowl, 18th cent
Japanese kakiemon fluted hexagonal bowl, 18th cent Ref: V191
Japanese kakiemon fluted hexagonal bowl, 18th century, decorated with a phoenix and scattered grasses and flowering branches, diameter: 5 3/4in. 14.5cm; condition, pieces out of rim and neatly re-stuck.

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Pair of Japanese imari baluster jars and covers, c
Pair of Japanese imari baluster jars and covers, c Ref: X58
Pair of Japanese imari baluster jars and covers, circa 1700, decorated with alternating panels of cranes amongst pine and cherry blossom and peonies, the domed covers with eagle finals, height: 25 1/4in. 65cm. condition: lids restored.

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Price: 6,500.00




Japanese imari baluster jar, Edo period, late 17th
Japanese imari baluster jar, Edo period, late 17th Ref: X221
Japanese imari baluster jar, Edo period, late 17th century, decorated with pavilions amidst flowering plants and Ho-Ho birds , between lappet panelled collar to the shoulder and foot with sprays of flowers and flying sparrow alternating with a pair of quails, height: 24 1/2in. 62cm.

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Japanese imari baluster vase and cover, 18th centu
Japanese imari baluster vase and cover, 18th centu Ref: X442
Japanese imari baluster vase and cover, 18th century, decorated with panels of phoenix and flowers, height: 25in. 63.75cm.

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Price: 2,200.00




Magnificent Japanese blue and white Arita charger,
Magnificent Japanese blue and white Arita charger, Ref: Y147
Magnificent Japanese blue and white Arita charger, 1690-1710, decorated in the centre with a figure holding a fan and a child on a swing within a fenced garden, the border with phoenix, peony and cherry blossom, diameter: 23 1/8in. 58.8cm; condition: some glaze crawl to the centre. For a similar charger see the Exhibition Catalogue: Ko-Imari in Paris. Enchanting beauty: 350 years of Japanese porcelain exports to Europe, 2009, p. 99, pl. 84.

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Price: 6,500.00




Japanese Arita blue and white apothecary bottle, G
Japanese Arita blue and white apothecary bottle, G Ref: Y585
Japanese Arita blue and white apothecary bottle, Genroku period c. 1700, of typical 'gallipot' form, decorated with branches of fruiting pomegranate and peony, height: 8 15/16in., 22.7cm; condition: chip and associated hairline to rim, frit to rim, firing fault to inner foot rim, glaze faults. Provenance: From the Collection of a Swedish Noble family. Gallipot's were produced in a number of sizes as Japanese export ware and were probably used as apothecary bottles or to store wine. The flanges around the neck allowed for a cloth covering to be fastened over the top. A similarly decorated gallipot can be found in the Ashmolean Museum Collection, Oxford; Accession no. EA1978.691.

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Price: 880.00




Japanese polychrome apothecary bottle, 18th centur
Japanese polychrome apothecary bottle, 18th centur Ref: Y622
Japanese polychrome apothecary bottle, 18th century, in typical gallipot form, decorated with birds among branches of fruiting pomegranate and peony, with a band of lappets and scrolling foliage at the shoulder and with four peonies around the neck, height: 8 1/2in., 21.6cm; condition: chip to rim and firing-line to base. Gallipot's were produced in a number of sizes as Japanese export ware and were probably used as apothecary bottles or to store wine. The flanges around the neck allowed for a cloth covering to be fastened over the top. A similarly decorated gallipot is in the Ashmolean Museum Collection, Oxford; Accession no. EA1978.1793.

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Price: 2,800.00




Japanese Kakiemon fluted 'two boys' saucer dish, 1
Japanese Kakiemon fluted 'two boys' saucer dish, 1 Ref: Y623
Japanese Kakiemon fluted 'two boys' saucer dish, 17th century, with fluted rim, decorated with a seated boy holding a fan, facing another boy standing against a flower-vase, with two birds in flight overhead, diameter: 5 3/4in., 14.5cm; condition: minute frits to rim, very small chip to rim restored. A teabowl and saucer with the same pattern can be found in the silver necessaire of Marie Leczinska in the Louvre, Paris. Meissen copies of this saucer dish can be found in a number of European Collections such as the Hoffmeister in Hamburg and the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, an illustrated example can be seen in; den Blauuwen, Abraham L., 'Meissen Porcelain in the Rijksmuseum', p. 251, pl. 182. A Chantilly dish with this pattern is illustrated in 'The Lady Cynthia Postan Collection' Exhibition Catalogue (2015), pl. 19.

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Price: 6,800.00




Japanese five-colour imari jar, c. 1700, decorated
Japanese five-colour imari jar, c. 1700, decorated Ref: Y852
Japanese five-colour imari jar, c. 1700, decorated with three panels containing branches of flowering chrysanthemum, prunus and peony, the shoulder with sprays of flowers below a bad of scrolling waves, the foot with a band of lanceolate leaves, height: 19 5/8in., 49.8cm; condition:

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Price: 6,000.00




Japanese satsuma lobed jar and cover, Meiji period
Japanese satsuma lobed jar and cover, Meiji period Ref: Y857
Japanese satsuma lobed jar and cover, Meiji period, 19th century, decorated with two panels, one enclosing a shi-shi dog with branches of flowering peony issuing from rockwork, the other with swallows in flight above crashing waves, all against a ground with two ho-ho birds in flight, the cover and jar with bands of lappets enclosing flower sprays and scrolling foliage, the cover with small butterflies and a web of diaper pattern surrounding the finial, with the shimazu-crest and gold mark to base, height: 10 1/4in., 26cm; condition: shallow chip to inner rim of jar, drill hole to base, and small chip to inner rim of cover.

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Price: 1,500.00




Japanese blue and white Arita dish, 17th century,
Japanese blue and white Arita dish, 17th century, Ref: Y858
Japanese blue and white Arita dish, 17th century, decorated in the centre with branches of pomegranate fruit, the border with alternating Kraak-style panels containing branches of flowers and precious objects, diameter: 16 3/4in., 42.5cm; condition: good.

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Price: 1,600.00




Small Japanese Kakiemon fluted bowl, 17th century,
Small Japanese Kakiemon fluted bowl, 17th century, Ref: Y972
Small Japanese Kakiemon fluted bowl, 17th century, with fluted rim, decorated with a branch of flowering prunus issuing from banded-hedges, with a bird in flight on the reverse, diameter: 4 3/8in., 11.2cm; condition: minute chip and associated hairline to rim. A Japanese bowl c. 1670-90 with similar decoration can be found in the Rijksmuseum Collection, BK-1968-243-1. For a Meissen bowl based upon this design see the Boston Museum of Fine Art Collection, accession number: 53.381.

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Price: 4,500.00




Small Japanese Kaiemon ovoid vase, c. 1700, decora
Small Japanese Kaiemon ovoid vase, c. 1700, decora Ref: Y974
Small Japanese Kaiemon ovoid vase, c. 1700, decorated with branches of flowering prunus, chrysanthemum and tree peony issuing from grasses, the shoulder with bands of shippo and lappets, height approximately: 8 5/8in., 25.2cm; condition: neatly restored small chip to rim and hairline to shoulder.

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Price: 2,200.00




Large Japanese imari baluster jar and cover, c. 17
Large Japanese imari baluster jar and cover, c. 17 Ref: U102
Large Japanese imari baluster jar and cover, c. 1700, the jar and cover decorated with branches of flowering chrysanthemum and cherry blossom issuing from rockwork, the jar's shoulders decorated with ogee-shaped landscape cartouches against a ground of cherry blossom and crashing waves, the neck with a garland of stylized foliage and flower heads, height: 23 1/4in., 39cm; condition: the cover with pieces out and re-stuck with a hairline and associated chip.

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Price: 4,800.00




Japanese imari baluster vase and cover, 18th centu
Japanese imari baluster vase and cover, 18th centu Ref: U252
Japanese imari baluster vase and cover, 18th century, the two sides decorated with a screen enclosing an Oriental landscape against a ground of flowering peony, the shoulders, neck and cover with ogee-shaped panels and cartouches enclosing chrysanthemum, peony and lotus with scrolling foliage, the cover with a shi-shi dog finial, height: 34 1/2in., 87.8cm. ; condition: old restoration to cover.

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Price: 4,800.00




Japanese imari dish, 18th century, decorated in th
Japanese imari dish, 18th century, decorated in th Ref: U284
Japanese imari dish, 18th century, decorated in the centre with a landscape vignette enclosing a pavilion, sprays of peony and chrysanthemum all below cloud scrolls, the border with shaped cartouches containg pairs of quail among reeds, against a ground of scrolling flowering foliage, diameter: 15 1/16in., 38.3cm; condition: very slight wear to enamels.

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Price: 1,750.00




Japanese five-piece blue and white garniture, c. 1
Japanese five-piece blue and white garniture, c. 1 Ref: U285
Japanese five-piece blue and white garniture, c. 1680, decorated with shaped-panels enclosing phoenix and birds with flowering chrysanthemum and peony, against a ground of scrolling foliage, the rim with a and of foliate lappets, height of trumpet vase: 12 1/4in., 31cm; condition: one trumpet vase with breaks to rim restored, the other with a star-crack to base, one jar with chip to rim and crackling to glaze, one jar with stress-lines and crackling to glaze, one cover with restored finial, one cover restored, one cover with hairline and small break to inner rim.

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Price: 6,800.00




Pair of Japanese Imari baluster vases and covers,
Pair of Japanese Imari baluster vases and covers, Ref: U316
Pair of Japanese Imari baluster vases and covers, c. 1700, decorated with shaped cartouches enclosing a bird of prey among branches of flowering cherry blossom, with fan-shaped panels enclosing bijin pulling a vase of flowers on a wagon, with panels of wisteria, all against a ground of underglaze-blue peony blossoms and scrolling foliage, the shoulder and cover with ogee-shaped cartouches with phoenix and butterflies, height: 22 1/2in., 57.2cm; 23 1/4in., 59cm; condition: one cover restored

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Price: 6,800.00




Japanese imari charger, circa 1700, decorated in t
Japanese imari charger, circa 1700, decorated in t Ref: U446
Japanese imari charger, circa 1700, decorated in the centre with hyacinth, cherry blossom and rockwork, the rim with two phoenixes amongst peonies and chrysanthemums, diameter: 21 9/16in. (54.8cm).

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Price: 4,200.00




Japanese imari coffee pot and cover with later sil
Japanese imari coffee pot and cover with later sil Ref: U485
Japanese imari coffee pot and cover with later silver-plated mounts, Edo Period, c. 1700, with tapering ribbed body, decorated in iron-red, green, yellow, aubergine and black enamels and gilt on brilliant underglaze blue with two ho-ho birds amongst peony and pomegranate issuing from rockwork, the cover similarly decorated and surmounted by a knop finial, the loop handle pierced for a mount and decorated with karakusa [scrolling foliage] and a flowerhead, fitted with a metal tap modelled as a mythical beast head and surmounted by a fish, height: 35.5 cm; condition: some rubbing to the silver metal on the feet and handle; slight usual wear to the enamel, hairline crack to the rim, hairline beneath handle to base. This coffee pot would have been made for the European market and was probably based on a Dutch metal original. Additions of silver or gold mountings to a porcelain vessel were common in export wares, indicative of the high value placed on porcelain by the wealthy European consumers. For a similar coffee pot see Soame Jenyns, 'Japanese Porcelain' (London, 1965), no. 18A. (Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen).

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Price: 4,500.00




Large Japanese Arita imari charger, c. 1700, decor
Large Japanese Arita imari charger, c. 1700, decor Ref: U502
Large Japanese Arita imari charger, c. 1700, decorated in the centre with a prunus tree issuing from a tripod vase, the border with two phoenixes in flight and floral swags, diameter: 20 7/8in. (53cm); condition: chip to the reverse. A similar charger originally from the ‘Augustus the Strong’ Collection can now be found in the V&A Museum Collection; Museum no. 7333-1860.

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Price: 1,850.00




Japanese blue and white Arita tankard, circa 1680,
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; height: 9 1/4in. (23.5cm.) Hole inserted for metal lid at time of manufacture. 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.

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Price: 2,200.00




Japanese blue and white Arita jug, circa 1650, the
Japanese blue and white Arita jug, circa 1650, the Ref: U640
Japanese blue and white Arita jug, circa 1650, the bulbous body variously painted in the Chinese 'Transitional' style with figures in a continuous river landscape surrounded by pine trees and rockwork, the waisted neck with pinched spout decorated with upright stylised flowers interspersed by formal applied design, the applied C-shaped handle decorated with a diagonal geometric pattern, with a hole to the top of the handle. Height: 9 ¾ in. (24.8 cm.); Condition: minor glaze faults, three short hairlines to rim. The handles of these jugs were made to be fitted with mounts after importation, for example, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art a similarly shaped vessel has contemporaneous Dutch silver mounts, Accession Number: 2002.447.44 and is illustrated in Brennan Ford, Barbara and Impey, Oliver R., ‘Japanese Art from the Gerry Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art,’ no.37.

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Price: 1,300.00




Large Japanese blue and white Arita bowl, circa 17
Large Japanese blue and white Arita bowl, circa 17 Ref: U685
Large Japanese blue and white Arita bowl, circa 1700, the interior decorated with a river landscape scene with mountains, the cavetto with branches of fruiting pomegranate and peony issuing from rockwork and a ho-ho bird, the exterior decorated with fruiting floral sprays, concentric circles to the foot; height: 7 in. (17.7 cm.), diameter: 15 2/6 in. (39.2 cm.); condition: heavily rivetted

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Price: 4,500.00




Japanese blue and white kakiemon style lobed dish,
Japanese blue and white kakiemon style lobed dish, Ref: U729
Japanese blue and white kakiemon style lobed dish, Edo period (late 17th century), decorated in the centre with two figures or scholars on a riverbank gazing at a waterfall from beneath a pine tree, the wide border decorated with a continuous scene of two tigers on rockwork amidst bamboo, blossoming prunus and other flowering plants, the petalled rim glazed brown, the reverse decorated with a scroll of karakusa and a cursive fuku mark (‘happiness’) to the base, diameter: 10 4/6 in. (27 cm.); condition: tiny frit to rim. There is a dish of identical design illustrated in Jörg, Christiaan, ‘Fine and Curious, Japanese Export Porcelain in Dutch Collections’, p.147, no.162. Another slightly larger example is illustrated in ‘Porcelain for Palaces: The Fashion for Japan in Europe 1650-1750’, p. 158, no. 133, formerly in the collection of the Duchess of Portland.

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Price: 6,500.00




Pair of Japanese Imari lobed fan dishes, Edo Per
Pair of Japanese Imari lobed ‘fan’ dishes, Edo Per Ref: U737
Pair of Japanese Imari lobed ‘fan’ dishes, Edo Period, circa 1720, the rims glazed brown, the body decorated with a ‘fan’ roundel shaped like a chrysanthemum with diaper panels or foliate and floral sprays issuing from chrysanthemums in the centre, the wide cavetto with opposing panels of chrysanthemums against a blue ground and a fenced garden, the reverse with floral sprays, diameter: 10 ¾ in. (27.2 cm.); condition: one with chip to underside.

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Price: 900.00




Pair of Japanese Imari cruets, early 18th century,
Pair of Japanese Imari cruets, early 18th century, Ref: U770
Pair of Japanese Imari cruets, early 18th century, Edo Period, each of bottle form, with a loop handle and curved long spouts with ‘s’ shaped struts, the body decorated with foliate chrysanthemums surrounding the central roundel containing an 'O' and 'S' respectively, the initials for the Dutch word olie (oil) and soya (soy), with gilt and iron red scrollwork to the neck, handle and spout, the handles pierced; Height: 6 ½ in. (16.8 cm.); condition, lacking covers, one with chip to spout, hairline to rim and break to strut. Such ewers comprised table sets in the Netherlands, for a further discussion of the Dutch dinner table see Jorg, Christiaan, ‘Fine and Curious’, pp. 177-78. Howard & Ayers note that the first recorded examples of condiment jugs like these examples was in 1687 (‘China for the West’, p. 132).

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Price: 750.00




Japanese Arita imari charger, 1690-1730, decorated
Japanese Arita imari charger, 1690-1730, decorated Ref: JB57
Japanese Arita imari charger, 1690-1730, decorated in the centre with a peony roundel surrounded by branches of a flowering cherry blossom tree and a pavilion, the border with four landscape cartouches against a ground of scrolling chrysanthemum, the reverse with branches of flowering peony and prunus, diameter: 17 1/4in., 43.6cm. or a similar charger see the Exhibtion Catalogue: Ko-Imari in Paris. Enchanting beauty: 350 years of Japanese porcelain exports to Europe, 2009, p. 115, pl. 98.

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Price: 2,500.00




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