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Pair of Japanese blue and white square canisters a
Pair of Japanese blue and white square canisters a Ref: Y618
Pair of Japanese blue and white square canisters and covers, early 18th century, decorated with branches of flowers issuing from rockwork, the shoulders with scrolling stylized foliage, the covers surmounted by shi-shi finials, height excluding covers: 13 5/16in., 33.7cm; condition: cannisters with stress hairline cracks, one cover with faint curved hairline, the other with finial re-stcuk. SOLD

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Japanese Hirado blue and white bottle vase, circa
Japanese Hirado blue and white bottle vase, circa Ref: Y783
Japanese Hirado blue and white bottle vase, circa 1760, with short neck, decorated on one side with houses in a mountaneous landscape, the other with three boats on a lake, height: 7 1/8in., 18.2cm. SOLD

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Japanese blue and white charger, c.1700,  decorate
Japanese blue and white charger, c.1700, decorate Ref: Y330
Japanese blue and white charger, c.1700, decorated with two deer frolicking in a mountainous landscape, the border with rockwork, trees and houses in a mountainous landscape, diameter: 14 5/8in., 37.2cm; condition: shallow frit to rim, minor firing imperfections. Provenance: Property of the C Philip Cardeiro Living Trust. SOLD

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Pair of Japanese kakiemon dishes, 18th century, wi
Pair of Japanese kakiemon dishes, 18th century, wi Ref: U236
Pair of Japanese kakiemon dishes, 18th century, with foliate rims, each decorated in the centre with a ho-ho bird perched upon rockwork with blossoming peony and chrysanthemum, the border with birds perched upon sprays of scrolling foliage, diameter: 5 3/4in., 14.6cm; condition: one with firing faults. SOLD

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Japanese blue and white sake flask, c.1680, decora
Japanese blue and white sake flask, c.1680, decora Ref: Y314
Japanese blue and white sake flask, c.1680, decorated on each side with two figures in a landscape, height: 7 15/16in., 20.2cm, condition: some glaze crawl to surface SOLD

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Pair of Japanese imari urns / coffee pots and cove
Pair of Japanese imari urns / coffee pots and cove Ref: Y151
Pair of Japanese imari urns / coffee pots and covers, Edo Period, late 17th century, decorated with the Seven Gods of Good Fortune enjoying a picnic in a cherry blossom garden, the neck with shippo motifs and rabbits, the cover decorated with two dragons, raised on three scrollwork feet, height: 15 1/2in., 39.5cm; 15 3/4in., 40cm; condition: good. The shape of the pot is European in origin. For a coffee pot and cover with the same decoration see the British Museum Collection, museum no. Franks.493.a. SOLD

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Japanese blue and white Arita dish, c. 1700, decor
Japanese blue and white Arita dish, c. 1700, decor Ref: Y866
Japanese blue and white Arita dish, c. 1700, decorated in the centre with a jardinière containing flowers and an insect, the border with Kraak-style panels containing flowers and precious objects, diameter: 17in., 43cm; condition: good. SOLD

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Japanese blue and white sake flask, c.1681, decora
Japanese blue and white sake flask, c.1681, decora Ref: Y315
Japanese blue and white sake flask, c.1681, decorated with four panels containing foliate sprays, height: 7 7/8in., 21cm; condition: hairline to neck, shallow frit to base, some wear to surface SOLD

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Japanese imari charger, Edo period (late 17th/earl
Japanese imari charger, Edo period (late 17th/earl Ref: Y152
Japanese imari charger, Edo period (late 17th/early 18th century), decorated in the centre with a bijin and her attendant walking a small dog in a garden with chrysanthemum, prunus and peony branches, with a girl looking out from behind bamboo blinds, the border with branches of pomegranates and peonies, diameter: 20 1/4in., 51.4cm. For a similar dish see C.1513-1910 in the V&A: Japan, room 45, case 1 (part of the Salting Bequest), which has a Dresden inventory mark, attributing it to the collection of ‘Augustus the Strong’. Illustrated in Ayers, 'Far Eastern Ceramics in the Victoria & Albert Museum', (1980), pl. 78. SOLD

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Japanese blue and white V.O.C. dish, 18th century,
Japanese blue and white V.O.C. dish, 18th century, Ref: Y615
Japanese blue and white V.O.C. dish, 18th century, decorated in the centre with the V.O.C. monogram, surrounded by two ho-o birds (phoenix) among pomegranate and camellia, with six radiating border panels in the Kraak style enclosing floral decoration divided by narrow bands of floral scrolls, diameter: 8 7/16in., 21.4cm; condition: good. For a similar example, see Porcelain for Palaces, The British Museum, 1990, p. 94, no. 32; David S. Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, London, 1994, p. 39, no. 4. SOLD

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Extremely rare Japanese decagonal dish, circa 1700
Extremely rare Japanese decagonal dish, circa 1700 Ref: U59
Extremely rare Japanese decagonal dish, circa 1700, decorated with a fishermen, courtier and attendant in a boat on a lake between a rocky outcrop with a prunus tree and a pine tree, one figure hauling a net, the border decorated with leaves, the reverse of the cavetto encircled with a foliate garland, the base with a central square seal mark and six stilt marks, diameter: 8 1.4in., 21cm; condition: small chip and minute frits to rim. SOLD

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Large Japanese Kakiemon blue and white dish with f
Large Japanese Kakiemon blue and white dish with f Ref: U259
Large Japanese Kakiemon blue and white dish with foliate rim, early 18th century, decorated with a man and his boy holding a parasol looking across a river at a lady holding a fan beside her attendant, with pine, prunus, bamboo and two birds, in the foreground a fisherman with his nets, the reverse with a meander scroll and with a fuku (happiness) mark to base, diameter: 13 5/8in., 34.6cm; condition: small chips to rim, firing faults. A similar dish from the collection of the Duke of Portland can now be seen in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, 1978.716 and is illustrated in Ayers, Impey & Mallet, 'Porcelain for Palaces' (1990), p. 158, pl. 134. This design was later copied by Amstel porcelain and Delft, for further information see C.J.A. Jorge, Porcelain and the Dutch China Trade, (The Hague, 1982), p.143. SOLD

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Japanese imari figure of a standing man, 18th cent
Japanese imari figure of a standing man, 18th cent Ref: Y621
Japanese imari figure of a standing man, 18th century, his robes decorated with peony, bamboo and cloudscrolls, height: 16 1/8in., 41cm; condition: good, slight wear to enamels. SOLD

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Japanese Arita blue and white ovoid jar and cover,
Japanese Arita blue and white ovoid jar and cover, Ref: Y617
Japanese Arita blue and white ovoid jar and cover, late 17th century, decorated with peony issuing from rockwork, the shoulder with a band of lapetts, the cover also decorated with branches of flowering peony, height: 11 1/8in., 28.2cm; condition: good, minor glaze faults. SOLD

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Japanese imari dish, Arita c. 1690-1720, decorated
Japanese imari dish, Arita c. 1690-1720, decorated Ref: Y926
Japanese imari dish, Arita c. 1690-1720, decorated with a jardinière of peonies on a balustraded terrace, the cavetto with six floral cartouches against a blue and gilt ground, the rim with sprays of peony, chrysanthemum and hydrangea between three vase-like motifs, diameter: 11 1/4in., 29.7cm; condition: good. A dish with this design from the Augustus II 'the Strong' Collection is illustrated in Ayers, John, 'Chinese and Japanese Works of Art in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen' Vol II, p.665, pl. 1617. SOLD

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Japanese polychrome circular salt, c. 1700, with a
Japanese polychrome circular salt, c. 1700, with a Ref: Y970
Japanese polychrome circular salt, c. 1700, with a concave well and domed base supported on three ball feet, the base decorated with lotus-petal shaped panels enclosing branches of flowers, the upper body with sprays of prunus, with gilt and red borders of chevron (higaki pattern), scrollwork (karakusa) and flowerheads, height: 2 3/4in., 7cm; condition: slight wear to gilding. A similar salt can be found in the V&A Museum Collection, museum number: FE.74-1970 and is illustrated in Ayers, Impey & Mallet, 'Porcelain for Palaces' (1990), p. 206, pl. 202. An example from the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford is illustrated in C.J.A. Jörg, Oliver Impey, Japanese export porcelain, Catalogue of the collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, (Amsterdam, 2002), p. 193, no. 308. SOLD

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Japanese Arita blue and white ewer, 17th century,
Japanese Arita blue and white ewer, 17th century, Ref: X571
Japanese Arita blue and white ewer, 17th century, decorated with three panels depicting a riverside garden landscape, two men with umbrellas in a garden, birds nesting in a tree with flying ducks and high mountains, on a ground of lotus-scrolls, height: 10 1/2in., 26.7cm. For a similar ewer see the British Museum Collection, Museum no. Franks.1693.+. SOLD

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Large Japanese imari charger, c. 1700, with lobed
Large Japanese imari charger, c. 1700, with lobed Ref: U142
Large Japanese imari charger, c. 1700, with lobed rim, decorated in the centre with a jardinière and vase containing chrysanthemum and peony, bordered by bands of flower-blossoms and chevron, the rim with eight panels enclosing jardinières of flowers and a band of flowering prunus branches, the reverse with branches flowers and a band of diaper, diameter: 17 5/8in., 45cm; condition: broken and re-stuck, riveted hairlines and some wear to enamels. SOLD

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Japanese blue and white ovoid vase and cover, circ
Japanese blue and white ovoid vase and cover, circ Ref: X721
Japanese blue and white ovoid vase and cover, circa 1680, decorated with four shield-shaped panels of flowering shrubs and rockwork divided by floral scrolls, the shoulders with four ogee shaped cartouches containing precious objects between two bands of lappets; the lid with four oval shaped cartouches containing flowers with a kylin knop; height: 47cm; 18 1/2in., SOLD

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Extremely large and important Japanese blue and wh
Extremely large and important Japanese blue and wh Ref: Y345
Extremely large and important Japanese blue and white apothecary bottle vase, c. 1680, Edo period, decorated in underglaze blue with two karashishi and branches of chrysanthemum issuing from rockwork, probably from the Arita kilns, height: 20 7/8in., 53cm; condition: chip to foot rim, metal-mount repair to top
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Japanese blue and white bottle vase, 17th century,
Japanese blue and white bottle vase, 17th century, Ref: Y394
Japanese blue and white bottle vase, 17th century, the body decorated with three panels containing chrysanthemum and iris, willow and two phoenixes with peony, height: 16 1/16in., 41cm; condition: neck broken and re-attached with rivets, 2 hairlines to base and foot-rim, some discolouration SOLD

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Large Japanese blue and white Arita octagonal vase
Large Japanese blue and white Arita octagonal vase Ref: Y231
Large Japanese blue and white Arita octagonal vase and cover, 18th century, the neck decorated with karakusa scroll, the shoulder with scrolling foliage and chrysanthemum heads, and the body with two phoenixes amongst flowers and branches of a willow tree, height: 28 in. 71 cm, hairline crack to cover and small starcrack to body visible from the inside of the vase SOLD

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Japanese Arita blue and white apothecary bottle, G
Japanese Arita blue and white apothecary bottle, G Ref: Y584
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 7/8in., 22.6cm; condition: small 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. SOLD

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Japanese imari bottle vase, Edo period, circa 1700
Japanese imari bottle vase, Edo period, circa 1700 Ref: V441
Japanese imari bottle vase, Edo period, circa 1700, decorated with three panels containing cherry blossom, bamboo and other flowers issuing from rockwork, below a band of scrolling foliage decoration, height: 9in., 23cm. SOLD

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Rare Japanese blue and white  bottle vase, circa 1
Rare Japanese blue and white bottle vase, circa 1 Ref: Q919
Rare Japanese blue and white bottle vase, circa 1670; height: 14.1/2 in., 36.5 cm.; width: 8in., 20.2cm; condition: neatly restored chip to foot rim SOLD

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Japanese imari sake flask, circa 1700, decorated w
Japanese imari sake flask, circa 1700, decorated w Ref: X189
Japanese imari sake flask, circa 1700, decorated with the three friends of winter, cherry blossom, bamboo and pine amongst rockwork, height: 9 1/4in. 23.5cm. SOLD

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Japanese Arita blue and white octagonal covered bo
Japanese Arita blue and white octagonal covered bo Ref: Y168
Japanese Arita blue and white octagonal covered bowl and under dish, late 17th century, decorated with flowers and birds in a garden landscape, diameter of the underdish,: 9 1/4in. 23.5cm. , diameter of the bowl: 6 in. 15.3cm. Provenance: The collection of the late Oliver Impey (1936-2005) Literature: See 'Ko-Imari Porcelain from the Collection of Oliver Impey' published by Barry Davies Oriental Art, London 1997, no. 33, pp 70-71 SOLD

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Japanese baluster vase and cover, circa 1700 (Genr
Japanese baluster vase and cover, circa 1700 (Genr Ref: X551
Japanese baluster vase and cover, circa 1700 (Genroku period) decorated with a mountainous landscape with tiled rooftops and pagoda amongst chrysanthemums, peonies, below a band of ruyi shapes and peony heads against blue cloud scrolls with phoenix heads and wings appearing below the clouds, the lower band of roundels and diamond containing birds and flower heads against a blue background, height: 22 3/4inch., 58cm, condition: crack to cover with old restoration to the exterior of the cover. SOLD

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Japanese blue and white Arita dish, c. 1700, decoa
Japanese blue and white Arita dish, c. 1700, decoa Ref: Y354
Japanese blue and white Arita dish, c. 1700, decoated in the centre with a jardiniere containing flowers and an insect, the border with Kraak-style panels containing flowers and precious objects, diameter: 15 1/2in., 39.4cm; condition: minute chip to rim, scratches and ware to reverse SOLD

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Japanese blue and white Arita dish, 17th century,
Japanese blue and white Arita dish, 17th century, Ref: Y524
Japanese blue and white Arita dish, 17th century, decorated in the centre with a jardinière of flowers in a fenced garden, the rim with eight Chinese 'Kraak' style panels containing flowers and precious objects, diameter: 18in., 45.7cm. A dish with similar decoration can be found in the Rijksmusuem Collection, accession number: AK-RBK-1972-220. SOLD

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Japanese blue and white charger, c. 1700, decorate
Japanese blue and white charger, c. 1700, decorate Ref: X917
Japanese blue and white charger, c. 1700, decorated in the kraak style, decorated in the centre with a jardinière of flowers and a scroll, two birds and insect, the border divided into 8 compartments with alternating flowers and precious objects on swirling clouds, diameter: 18in. 45.7cm. SOLD

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Japanese imari charger, c. 1680, decorated in the
Japanese imari charger, c. 1680, decorated in the Ref: Y703
Japanese imari charger, c. 1680, decorated in the centre with two phoenixes amongst cherry blossom and hydrangea, the border with phoenixes with branches of flowering peony, against blue ground cloud scrolls decorated with flowerheads, diameter: 21in., 53.4cm. SOLD

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A matched pair of Japanese blue and white jars, 18
A matched pair of Japanese blue and white jars, 18 Ref: U148
A matched pair of Japanese blue and white jars, 18th century, decorated with panels enclosing branches of flowering cherry blossom, peony and chrysanthemum, divided by bands of peony scrolls and clouds, the shoulders with bands of lappets, height: 10 1/4in., 26cm; 10in., 25.5cm; condition: one with curved hairline to body and crazing, both with a star-crack to base. SOLD

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Rare pair of Japanese imari mugs, circa 1700, deco
Rare pair of Japanese imari mugs, circa 1700, deco Ref: L852
Rare pair of Japanese imari mugs, circa 1700, decorated with chrysanthemums issuing from rockwork, height: 10.5cm. 4 1/4in.; condition: perfect SOLD

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Pair of Japanese blue and white 'rollwagon' vases,
Pair of Japanese blue and white 'rollwagon' vases, Ref: R838
Pair of Japanese blue and white 'rollwagon' vases, 1660-80 , decorated with two figures by a couple of palm trees and pine trees issuing from rockwork, in the Chinese transitional style, height: 14 1/8in. 36cm. Condition: both rims with hairline and one with chip. For a similar vase see The Burghley House Collection SOLD

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Japanese kakiemon vase, circa 1700
Japanese kakiemon vase, circa 1700 Ref: V620
Japanese kakiemon vase, circa 1700 SOLD

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Japanese blue and white flask, 17th, 18th century
Japanese blue and white flask, 17th, 18th century Ref: X480
Japanese blue and white flask, 17th, 18th century SOLD

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Superb Japanese satsuma vase of baluster form Meij
Superb Japanese satsuma vase of baluster form Meij Ref: Q368
Superb Japanese satsuma vase of baluster form Meiji, decorated continous mountainous scene, painted in enamels and gilt, the foreground with forests, lakes and waterfalls together with a palace and figures; Signed: Satsuma yaki Choshuzan together with a Satsuma mon;height: 45 cm.; 17.3/4 in. SOLD

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A pair of Japanese Arita blue and white square vas
A pair of Japanese Arita blue and white square vas Ref: V940
A pair of Japanese Arita blue and white square vases, circa 1700, decorated to each side with a large flowering plant beside rockwork, the round shoulders and neck decorated with scrolling karakusa with a flower at each corner, height; 12in. 30.5cm. condition: damage to one vase, SOLD

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An octagonal Japanese imari vase and cover, Edo pe
An octagonal Japanese imari vase and cover, Edo pe Ref: X49
An octagonal Japanese imari vase and cover, Edo period, decorated with fnels with a.ternating scenes of a lady looking out of a window onto a garden and cherry blossom and a vase of flowers against foliate background, height: 21 1/4in. 54cm. SOLD

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Pair of Japanese blue and white chargers, circa 17
Pair of Japanese blue and white chargers, circa 17 Ref: P149
Pair of Japanese blue and white chargers, circa 1700, decorated with, diameter: 59cm. 23 1/4in. SOLD

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Japanese Arita blue and white vase and cover, circ
Japanese Arita blue and white vase and cover, circ Ref: P173
Japanese Arita blue and white vase and cover, circa 1680 height: 27cm. 10 1/2in. Condition: perfect SOLD

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Large Japanese Arita blue and white dish, circa 17
Large Japanese Arita blue and white dish, circa 17 Ref: P209
Large Japanese Arita blue and white dish, circa 1700, decorated I the kraak style with fruits and symbols, diameter: 42.5cm 16 3/4in. SOLD

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Pair of Japanese Imari Bijan of a rare size c.1700
Pair of Japanese Imari Bijan of a rare size c.1700 Ref: P211
Pair of Japanese Imari Bijan of a rare size c.1700, their hands clasped together their flowing robes with decorated with floral panels, flower heads and clouds, in green, rust-red and black height:10 in.; 25 cm.; condition: restored break to neck and restoration to hair decorations. SOLD

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Japanese Satsuma vase  height: 36 cm;   13.1/4 in.
Japanese Satsuma vase height: 36 cm; 13.1/4 in. Ref: P329
Japanese Satsuma vase height: 36 cm; 13.1/4 in.; condition: perfect SOLD

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An attractive Japanese blue and white Arita dish,
An attractive Japanese blue and white Arita dish, Ref: P546
An attractive Japanese blue and white Arita dish, early 18th century, decorated with flowers issuing from rockwork, diameter: 32cm. Condition: perfect SOLD

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Japanese Arita blue and white dish, c1700 decorate
Japanese Arita blue and white dish, c1700 decorate Ref: P629
Japanese Arita blue and white dish, c1700 decorated with a two-handled vase containing flowering tree and flowers on a terrace, within bold flowering tree border, diameter 21 3/4in. SOLD

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Japanese imari bottle vase, c1700, decorated with
Japanese imari bottle vase, c1700, decorated with Ref: P698
Japanese imari bottle vase, c1700, decorated with cherry blossom and wisteria issuing from rockwork, with tassels in red and gilt around the neck, height: 9 1/4in. 23.5cm. SOLD

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Large Japanese imari vase, late 17th century, of o
Large Japanese imari vase, late 17th century, of o Ref: P731
Large Japanese imari vase, late 17th century, of ovoid form decorated in underglaze blue with a continuous band with butterflies among flowering peonies and lilies, the shoulder with a band of cloud lappets beneath peonies and karakus, height: 48.5cm. 19in. SOLD

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A pair of Japanese porcelain Arita ewers, circa 17
A pair of Japanese porcelain Arita ewers, circa 17 Ref: P745
A pair of Japanese porcelain Arita ewers, circa 1700, with loop handle and 's' shaped spout, each painted on both sides with a standing man and woman in a fenced garden, in the Chinese Transitional style, height: 19.7cm. SOLD

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Pair of Japanese blue and white square-section fla
Pair of Japanese blue and white square-section fla Ref: P793
Pair of Japanese blue and white square-section flasks, with metal mounted screw tops, 18th century, each face painted with flowers , the shoulders with karakusa scrolls, height: 9.5cm. SOLD

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Kakiemon style jar and cover, late 17th century, o
Kakiemon style jar and cover, late 17th century, o Ref: P799
Kakiemon style jar and cover, late 17th century, of shouldered ovoid form, painted in iron-red, green,blue,black and yellow enamels with a continuous band of chrysanthemums growing among rocks, the rim with underglaze blue lappets, the domed cover similarly decorated with a bun shape finial;height: condition: consolidated slight 'hair-line' to body and small chip restored to rim. For a vase of a similar design see Oliver Impey ' Japanese Porcelain for the West'. SOLD

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Magnificent Japanese blue and white arita dish , E
Magnificent Japanese blue and white arita dish , E Ref: P972
Magnificent Japanese blue and white arita dish , Edo period (late 17th century), the deep dish with foliate rim on ring foot, decorated in underglaze blue in the Kakiemon style with a central roundel depicting a traveller in a mountainous landscape, surrounded with various panels of birds in landscapes, Fuku mark, diameter: 43.3cm SOLD

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Fine large Japanese Arita dish, 17th century, deco
Fine large Japanese Arita dish, 17th century, deco Ref: Q108
Fine large Japanese Arita dish, 17th century, decorated in a bright underglaze blue with a stylized fenced garden with rockwork and flowers, branches and pomegranates; later decorated in Holland with enamels which can easily be removed if it thought to be desirable; diameter:21.3/4in. 55.2cm. ; condition: perfect SOLD

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Japanese sake bottle, Arita, 18th century, decorat
Japanese sake bottle, Arita, 18th century, decorat Ref: Q218
Japanese sake bottle, Arita, 18th century, decorated in Holland SOLD

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Pair of Japanese blue and white kakiemon dishes,
Pair of Japanese blue and white kakiemon dishes, Ref: Q219
Pair of Japanese blue and white kakiemon dishes, SOLD

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Japanese Arita blue and white vase, Edo period, (l
Japanese Arita blue and white vase, Edo period, (l Ref: Q496
Japanese Arita blue and white vase, Edo period, (late 17th century), decorated with leafy fronds and tendrils, SOLD

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Japanese Kakiemon jar and cover late 17th century
Japanese Kakiemon jar and cover late 17th century Ref: Q501
Japanese Kakiemon jar and cover late 17th century SOLD

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Japanese blue and white Arita tankard, circa 1700,
Japanese blue and white Arita tankard, circa 1700, Ref: Q521
Japanese blue and white Arita tankard, circa 1700, decorated with three panels depicting two figures under a parasol in a landscape, flying ducks and a bird on a tree issuing from a rock and a rocky mountainous landscape with pine trees and birds , height: 9 1/4in. 23.5cm., SOLD

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Japanese early Kakiemon style polychrome vase, cir
Japanese early Kakiemon style polychrome vase, cir Ref: Q530
Japanese early Kakiemon style polychrome vase, circa 1680, decorated with willow trees, house and boat in a landscape, height: SOLD

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Extremely large Japanese charger, late 17th/early
Extremely large Japanese charger, late 17th/early Ref: Q620
Extremely large Japanese charger, late 17th/early 18th century, painted in imari and famille verte, the centre with two figures standing on a rocky ledge by a pavilion, mountains in the distance, within a wide border of gilt scrolling leaves and flowers with dragon medallions and fan-shaped panels of blossoming branches and figures in landscapes, diameter: 20in. 50.8cm. SOLD

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Japanese arita teapot and cover, late 17th century
Japanese arita teapot and cover, late 17th century Ref: Q623
Japanese arita teapot and cover, late 17th century, of hexafoil form decorated in verte enamels with birds perched among flowering vine, a ruyi-head collar at the rim, the flat cover with ball finial, width overall: 7 1/4in. 18.4cm. For a similar teapot in blue and white see Ayers, Impey and Mallet, Porcelain for Palaces, London 1990 p112, pl. 66 SOLD

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Large Japanese Imari blue and white bowl and cover
Large Japanese Imari blue and white bowl and cover Ref: Q798
Large Japanese Imari blue and white bowl and cover; decorated with a mountain scene with pavilions beneath a pine tree, the domed cover with similar decoration and a seated shishi knop. diameter: 12 5/6 in., 32 cm.; height: 13 1/4in., 33.6cm. condition: perfect SOLD

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Japanese 'Moon Viewing' boy with puppy, Edo Period
Japanese 'Moon Viewing' boy with puppy, Edo Period Ref: R710
Japanese 'Moon Viewing' boy with puppy, Edo Period, circa 1690, holding a vase in his right hand with his face upturned and smiling with a puppy at his feet, his robes decorated in verte imari, with black enamel to the hair and the spots on the puppy, height: 12 3/4in. 32.5cm. Moon viewing (tsukimi) was a Japanese custom where people would gather with specially made rice cakes to look at the mid-autumn moon (chushu no meigetsu), the full moon in the middle of the ninth lunar month as said to be absolutely spherical and very beautiful. SOLD

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Magnificent Japanese kakiemon vase, Edo period (16
Magnificent Japanese kakiemon vase, Edo period (16 Ref: R817
Magnificent Japanese kakiemon vase, Edo period (1670-1690), of oviform with short ring neck, decorated in iron red, green, yellow aubergine, blue and black enamels and underglaze blue circumferential lines to the foot and shoulder, with three panels divided by scrolling foliage and peonies, depicting figures standing among rocks, bamboo and chrysanthemums with one figure under a parasol, the other with a fan looking up at a bird on a stem of bamboo, height: 30.5cm. 11 13/16in. condition: neatly consolidated. In a painting on the ceiling by Augstin Terwesten there is a vase of this shape and pattern, the ceiling was completed in 1695, SOLD

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Japanese blue and white VOC dish, 17th century, de
Japanese blue and white VOC dish, 17th century, de Ref: Y969
Japanese blue and white VOC dish, 17th century, decorated in the centre with the monogram VOC (for Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie), surrounded by two ho-o birds (phoenixes) with fruiting peach and camellia, the rim with six radiating border panels in the Kraak style enclosing floral decoration divided by narrow bands of floral scrolls, diameter: 14in., 35.6cm; condition: minor glaze faults, dish slightly warped. The monogram is that of the Dutch East India Company, established in 1602. Many of these dishes were commissioned for use in the Company's stations at Batavia etc., whilst others were brought back for trade in Europe. A similar dish from the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (1976.59) is illustrated in Ayers, Impey & Mallet, 'Porcelain for Palaces: The Fashion for Japan in Europe', (1990), p. 94, pl. 32. An example can also be found in David S. Howard, 'The Choice of the Private Trader', (1994), p. 39, pl. 4. SOLD

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Japanese imari flask, circa 1700, with iron red ed
Japanese imari flask, circa 1700, with iron red ed Ref: R856
Japanese imari flask, circa 1700, with iron red edges and cartouches containing two men under pine tree alternating with panels of flowers; height: 8 1/16in. 20.5cm., condition: chip to rim lacking small area neatly restored, and cover broken and neatly restored SOLD

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Japanese blue and white 'kraak style' dish, c. 168
Japanese blue and white 'kraak style' dish, c. 168 Ref: Y578
Japanese blue and white 'kraak style' dish, c. 1680, decorated in the centre with a jardinière of flowers and a scroll, two birds and insect, the border divided into 8 compartments with alternating flowers and precious objects on swirling clouds, diameter: 16 1/4in., 41.2cm; condition: SOLD

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Pair of Japanese blue and white baluster vases and
Pair of Japanese blue and white baluster vases and Ref: Y620
Pair of Japanese blue and white baluster vases and covers, 17th century, decorated with a dignitary and his attendant crossing a bridge and a peacock perched upon rockwork and a phoenix in flight, all amongst branches of flowering shrubs, the shoulder with a band of stylized waves and lappets, the neck decorated with karakusa scroll, the cover with flowering shrubs and rockwork, height: approx. 20 1/2in., 52cm; condition: faint hairline to rim of one vase, some damage to covers. SOLD

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Small Japanese Kakiemon octagonal bowl, 17th centu
Small Japanese Kakiemon octagonal bowl, 17th centu Ref: U315
Small Japanese Kakiemon octagonal bowl, 17th century, with flat spreading rim turned up at the edge, decorated with sprays of peony and chrysanthemum, the inner rim with scrolling foliage, diameter: 4 1/2in., 11.5cm; condition: restored. A similar bowl can be found in the Rijksmuseum Collection, object no. AK-NM-6400. A similar shaped bowl is also illustrated in Ayers, Impey & Mallet, 'Porcelain for Palaces: the Fashion for Japan in Europe', the Oriental Ceramic Society (1990), p. 155, pl. 128. SOLD

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Pair of Japanese imari trumpet vases, 18th century
Pair of Japanese imari trumpet vases, 18th century Ref: Y873
Pair of Japanese imari trumpet vases, 18th century, decorated with shaped panels enclosing a pair of ducks with reeds and ho-ho bird perched upon a flowering tree, above with two quatrefoils enclosing a shi-shi dog with peony and butterflies with chrysanthemum, all against a blue ground with scrolling foliage and peony, the rim with dragons among clouds above flowerhead lappets, height: 15 9/16in., 39.5cm and 15 5/16in., 38.6cm; condition: one with two pieces out of rim and associated short hairline re-stuck with rivets. SOLD

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Pair of Japanese Kakiemon style dishes, c. 1700, d
Pair of Japanese Kakiemon style dishes, c. 1700, d Ref: Y973
Pair of Japanese Kakiemon style dishes, c. 1700, decorated with branches of flowering peony and chrysanthemum, the reverse with underglaze blue foliage and an apocryphal six-character Chinese Chenghua mark to base, diameter: 5in., 14cm; condition: small frit to rim of one. SOLD

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Japanese Satsuma vase, Meiji period (1868-1912), d
Japanese Satsuma vase, Meiji period (1868-1912), d Ref: U332
Japanese Satsuma vase, Meiji period (1868-1912), decorated with two shaped-cartouches, one enclosing an Oriental landscape with riverside pavilions, sampan boats, figures upon a bridge and willow tress, with mountains in the background, the other with figures conversing and wrestling gin a fenced garden with flowering cherry blossom, divided by a band of scrolling peony blossoms with gilded roundels, the foot with bands of key-fret and scrolling clouds, the neck with floral cartouches against a diaper ground, the rim with panels of scrolling foliage, height: 14 1/2in., 36.9cm. SOLD

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Large Japanese imari jardinire with ormolu stand,
Large Japanese imari jardinière with ormolu stand, Ref: U383
Large Japanese imari jardinière with ormolu stand, circa 1700, decorated with branches of chrysanthemum, peony and cherry blossom issuing from rockwork within a fenced garden above stylised red lappets and a band of blue scrollwork to the foot, the inside decorated with three fish and sea shell, the inner rim with floral and gilt sprays of prunus, chrysanthemum and cherry blossom amongst flowering branches, with a band of foliate cartouches against a blue ground, diameter: 14 ½ in. (37.5 cm), height with stand : 14 ½ in. (37.5 cm), height without stand: 8 7/8 in. (22.3 cm). Condition: minor glaze faults. SOLD

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Japanese blue and white Arita coffee pot and cover
Japanese blue and white Arita coffee pot and cover Ref: U532
Japanese blue and white Arita coffee pot and cover, Edo period, late 17th Century, the conical shape decorated in brilliant underglaze-blue with two ho-ho birds amongst chrysanthemum and peony in a landscape, the cover similarly decorated with floral sprays and surmounted by a knop finial, on three feet with later European metal mounts, height: 12 1/2in., (31.7cm); condition: two small chips to inner rim of cover, one with short associated hairline. There is a near example in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession number: 79.2.176a,b; Also see the British Museum Collection, Museum No. 1971,0926.1.a-c. SOLD

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Pair of Japanese blue and white dishes, 17th centu
Pair of Japanese blue and white dishes, 17th centu Ref: U283
Pair of Japanese blue and white dishes, 17th century, decorated in the centre with a pair of birds perched upon a rocky outcrop, with flowering peony and chrysanthemum, the border with birds and scrolling foliage, diameter: 8 3/4in., 22.3cm; 8 1/2in., 21.6cm. SOLD

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Superb pair of Japanese Arita blue and white vases
Superb pair of Japanese Arita blue and white vases Ref: K485
Superb pair of Japanese Arita blue and white vases and covers, 17th century, of octagonal ovoid form painted in a rich underglaze-blue with ho-ho birds amongst peonies, kiku and hydrangea and rockwork in a fenced garden, above a narrow band of uchiwa, the shoulders with panels containing floral sprays, beneath uchiwa, the neck with flower heads, the tall domed cover similarly decorated with a tear-drop finial; height 85cm. 33 1/2in., condition: damage to both lids. Provenance: From a grand country house, Horsington Manor in Templecombe, Somerset which was acquired by the Bailward family in the 18th century. SOLD

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Large Japanese Arita imari charger, c. 1700, decor
Large Japanese Arita imari charger, c. 1700, decor Ref: X876
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. SOLD

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Japanese imari three-piece garniture, c. 1700, in
Japanese imari three-piece garniture, c. 1700, in Ref: Y694
Japanese imari three-piece garniture, c. 1700, in the form of a baluster jar and cover and two trumpet vases, decorated with shaped panels enclosing flowers, above with a band of shi-shi quatrefoils on a ground of scrolling foliage, the cover with a gilt shishi-lion finial, height of baluster jar & cover: 24in., 61cm; height of trumpet vase: 16 5/8in., 42.4cm; SOLD

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Rare small Japanese imari tazza, 17th century, the
Rare small Japanese imari tazza, 17th century, the Ref: U140
Rare small Japanese imari tazza, 17th century, the top decorated with a landscape vignette against a floral panels and sprays of gilt flowers against a blue-ground, the underside of the rim with a band of wave decoration, the stem with flower sprays, height: 3 1/8in., 8.5cm; condition: 2 small chips to rim, some crazing to glaze. For an illustrated example of a similar Japanese tazza see Jorg, Christiaan, 'Fine and Curious - Japanese Export Porcelain in Dutch Collections', p. 182, pl. 223. SOLD

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Pair of large Japanese Arita blue and white charge
Pair of large Japanese Arita blue and white charge Ref: U574
Pair of large Japanese Arita blue and white chargers, Edo period, circa 1690, decorated in the centre with two ho-ho birds in a garden scene amidst flowering peonies issuing from rockwork, surrounded by a karakusa border interspersed by lotus flowerheads within blue bands, diameter 15 ½ in. (39.5cm.); SOLD

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Japanese blue and white Arita jug, circa 1650-1670
Japanese blue and white Arita jug, circa 1650-1670 Ref: U641
Japanese blue and white Arita jug, circa 1650-1670, the bulbous body decorated in the Chinese 'Transitional' style with two groups of figures at a riverbank in a continuous landscape with trees and stylised rockwork divided by narrow concentric bands, the waisted neck with pinched spout decorated with upright stylised flowers interspersed by formal applied design, applied with C-shaped handle decorated with scroll and geometrical patterns, with a hole to the top of the handle; height: 10 in. (25.4 cm.) SOLD

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Pair of Japanese Arita Kakiemon ewers, Edo Period,
Pair of Japanese Arita Kakiemon ewers, Edo Period, Ref: U643
Pair of Japanese Arita Kakiemon ewers, Edo Period, late 17th Century, of oviform body, cylindrical neck and cup-shaped mouth with pinched spout and high looped handle with European mounts and a shell hinge, the body painted with panels of chrysanthemum and lotus with foliage interspersed by flowerheads within scrolling karakusa, and flowerheads with formal floral motifs to the neck., height: 5 5/8in. (14.3cm.). There is a similar pair in the collection of the Gardiner Museum. SOLD

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Pair of Japanese Arita octagonal cups, Edo period
Pair of Japanese Arita octagonal cups, Edo period Ref: U666
Pair of Japanese Arita octagonal cups, Edo period (circa 1700-1720), the bodies decorated with eight panels of chrysanthemum, peony, lotus and plum floral sprays, the rim with a narrow band of iron-red ‘classic scroll’, the foot with narrow concentric bands of red, the interior with a single flower-head; diameter: 2 7/8in. (7.5cm.) height: 2 1/2in. (7.5cm.). Provenance: from the collection of Soame Jenyns (1904-1976). For a comparable example see the Victoria and Albert Museum, no. FE.81-1970. SOLD

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Japanese Arita blue and white relief decorated pla
Japanese Arita blue and white relief decorated pla Ref: Y619
Japanese Arita blue and white relief decorated plate, early 19th century, with foliate rim, decorated in relief with a scholar seated by a lotus lake, in underglaze blue with two men walking in a mountainous landscape, the rim with a band of chain decoration in relief, diameter: 8 3/4in., 22.1cm; condition: good. SOLD

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Japanese Arita blue and white jar and cover, 17th
Japanese Arita blue and white jar and cover, 17th Ref: Y803
Japanese Arita blue and white jar and cover, 17th century, decorated with panels enclosing branches of flowering peony and a bird, height: 9 7/16in., 24cm. condition: good. SOLD

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Japanese Arita blue and white tureen and cover, Ed
Japanese Arita blue and white tureen and cover, Ed Ref: U572
Japanese Arita blue and white tureen and cover, Edo period, late 17th Century, decorated with underglaze blue in the Chinese style with houses and flowering prunus in a landscape setting, the foot with a stylised geometric pattern border, the cover similarly decorated with a landscape scene and border surmounting the finial shaped as a seated shishi knop. ; height: 9 3/4in (25 cm.), diameter: 9 in. (22.8cm.). There is a near example in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, from the collection of Dr. and Mrs. Roger G. Gerry Collection, Accession Number 2002.447.47a, b, and is illustrated in Brennan Ford, Barbara and Impey, Oliver R., ‘Japanese Art from the Gerry Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art,’ plate 38. There is a pair of bowls without covers which also follow a similar design and shape at Nostell Priory House, NT 959620.2. This form of decoration and shape closely follows Chinese export porcelain as the Japanese were also producing designs for the European market. For example, in the Hatcher Wreck, a small covered bowl was discovered which is decorated in a similar landscape scene to the body, see Sheaf, Colin and Kilburn, Richard, ‘The Hatcher Porcelain Cargoes’, plate 102, p. 68. However, the seated shishi knop is more unusual. A similar example in the Soame Jenyns collection is on view at the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, collection no. J53. For further examples see Kyushu Ceramic Museum, The Shibata Collection (Saga-prefecture, 1991) part 2, p.178, no.516 and The Toguri Museum of Art, Ko-Imari [Old Imari ware] (Tokyo, 1991), p.124, no.267 SOLD

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Pair of Japanese polychrome Dutch decorated apothe
Pair of Japanese polychrome Dutch decorated apothe Ref: Y864
Pair of Japanese polychrome Dutch decorated apothecary bottles, 17th century, decorated in underglaze blue with the initials 'D.C.L.' within a laurel wreath with tassels, with long-tailed birds and insects among flowering shrubs issuing from rockwork with a banded bamboo-hedge, the neck with lappets containing flower sprays alternating with lancet leaves, height: 10in., 25.5cm; condition: Provenance: from the collection of the descendants of Count Louis de Gontaut-Biron (1747-93).Large quantities of white-glazed apothecary bottles were imported from Japan and later decorated in Delft. This pair belong to a small number of bottles with initials in underglaze blue that were ordered by VOC officials in Batavia. For further details and to see an illustrated bottle with initials which have been identified see Corrigan et al, 'Asia in Amsterdam: The Culture of Luxury in the Golden Age', pp. 90-92. SOLD

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Japanese Arita blue and white jar and cover, circa
Japanese Arita blue and white jar and cover, circa Ref: U749
Japanese Arita blue and white jar and cover, circa 1680, the body decorated with a continuous landscape scene of a pair of herons in the branches of a willow tree issuing from rockwork beneath swirling clouds, with a wide border to the shoulders of dense karakusa interspersed by peony flowerheads, the neck with stylised scrollwork, the cover with three roundels containing blossoming plants against a scrolling lotus ground, surmounted by a flattened knop; height: ; condition: crack to body neatly restored. For a similar example see, ‘Ko-Imari Porcelain from the Collection of Oliver Impey’ (Exh. Cat.), No. 30, p. 66. SOLD

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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. SOLD

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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. SOLD

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Pair of Japanese Arita Dutch decorated tokkuri, ci
Pair of Japanese Arita Dutch decorated tokkuri, ci Ref: U769
Pair of Japanese Arita Dutch decorated tokkuri, circa 1680, the tapering square sectioned bodies decorated in polychrome enamels and gilt details with opposing panels of long-tailed birds and insects sitting on flowering branches of peony and prunus, or flowering chrysanthemums and prunus branches issuing from rockwork, all among water reeds, the canted shoulders decorated with a diaper pattern interspersed by stylised ruyi and flowerheads, the neck with an inverted lambrequin border, height: 8 ¼ in. (21.5 cm.) and 8 ¼ in. (21 cm). condition: one with chip to rim, neatly restored, one panel with wear to enamels,[ (tiny frits to base), the other (minor wear/frits)] The shape is derived from Dutch gin bottle, but could have been used as a toguri, or tokura, the Japanese sake bottle. There is a Japanese square sectioned flask with Dutch Kakiemon-style enamels in the collection of the Ashmolean Museum, No. 235, illustrated in Jorg, Christiaan, ‘Porcelain for Palaces’, p. 241.
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Pair of Japanese Kakiemon blue and white kakiemon
Pair of Japanese Kakiemon blue and white kakiemon Ref: U876
Pair of Japanese Kakiemon blue and white kakiemon style dishes, circa 1680, of lobed form, the rims glazed brown, decorated with a narrative scene of two scholars in a pavilion approached by another figure and attendant crossing a bridge beneath pine, bamboo and cloud scrolls, the reverse decorated with a meander scroll, with a cursive fuku mark to the base and Japanese Palace Inventory Mark ‘N: 469’; diameter: 8 ½ in. (22 cm.) SOLD

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Japanese Kakiemon dish, Edo period (1615-1868), ci
Japanese Kakiemon dish, Edo period (1615-1868), ci Ref: U880
Japanese Kakiemon dish, Edo period (1615-1868), circa 1680- 1700, the centre painted in underglaze blue with a landscape of two boats in a river, two travellers crossing a bridge and huts among distant mountains, within a bright polychrome overglaze border of pomegranates, peony and camellia in enamels and underglaze blue; diameter: 9 7/8 in. (25 cm.); condition: good. For a similar example see Impey, Mason & Jorg, ‘Dragons, Tigers and Bamboo: Japanese Porcelain and its Impact on Europe’, fig. 79, p. 124; see also Impey, ‘Japanese Export Porcelain, , p.128, no.168; Nagatake Takeshi and Imura Yukihiko eds., Nihon no bi no bi: Kareinaru Ko-Imari: Kakiemon, Imari, Satsuma (The Beauty of Japanese Beauty: Glorious Ko-Imari: Kakiemon, Imari, Satsuma), , no.28. SOLD

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Japanese kakiemon bowl, circa 1680, decorated to t
Japanese kakiemon bowl, circa 1680, decorated to t Ref: U884
Japanese kakiemon bowl, circa 1680, decorated to the exterior in underglaze blue with a continuous landscape scene, to the interior with bright polychrome enamels to the cavetto with formal lotus flowers interspersed by ho-ho birds and amidst cloudscrolls, the well with two large fans, with a fuku mark to the base; diameter: 8 2/6 in. (21.4 cm.); condition: chip to the rim, hairline crack neatly restored to high standard. Provenance: the Soame Jenyns collection (1904-76), Jenyns was Assistant Keeper of Oriental Antiquities at the British Museum (1931-1967 and wrote several books on Oriental ceramics. SOLD

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Japanese imari bottle vase, circa 1700, the bulbou
Japanese imari bottle vase, circa 1700, the bulbou Ref: U941
Japanese imari bottle vase, circa 1700, the bulbous body decorated with bamboo, pine and flowering prunus issuing from rockwork beneath a band of stylised leaves to the shoulder with lappets rising to the long tapering neck, height: 9 1/2in. (24cm.). SOLD

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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 SOLD

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