Antique Chinese & Japanese PorcelainEuropean
Ceramics & Works of Art
Antique Chinese & Japanese PorcelainEuropean Ceramics & Works
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. Gallipots 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.
Height: 8 1/2in., 21.6cm;
chip to rim and firing-line to base.
A similarly decorated gallipot is in the Ashmolean Museum Collection, Oxford; Accession no. EA1978.1793.
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