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Edo Period 17th Century

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  • Xupes Reference OR1212003
  • Age Edo Period 17th Century
  • Condition The jug is offered in presentable condition without restoration. There is a small section replaced to the top rim of the jug with a small surface chip and hairline to the replaced section with a fine hairline across the top of the handle where it connects to the body of the jug. These certainly do not detract and this is still and splendid item which displays well. The jug could be restored although we feel would be shame to lose its originality. Certainly an opportunity not to be missed by the discerning collector as pieces like this are rarely offered for sale!  View More Details



    Item is in unworn or unused condition and there are no visible imperfections.


    The item is in exceptional pre-owned condition and shows almost no signs of wear with very few imperfections.


    The item is in excellent pre-owned condition and shows minimal signs of wear with minor imperfections detailed in the condition report.

    Very Good

    The item is in very good condition and shows one or two noticeable signs of wear or patina relative to its age.


    The item is in good pre-owned condition and shows some general signs of wear or patina relative to its age.


    The item is in fair pre-owned condition and shows overall wear or patina relative to its age.

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  • We offer this rare antique Japanese porcelain Arita Imari Jug or handled vase with blue underglaze figural decoration dating from the Edo (Tokugawa) period and from the 17th century. The jug has a rounded bulbous base with a funnel shaped neck with a loop handle to the side extending into a raised band around the neck. The jug is painted in underglaze blue with two sets of figures within a watery landscape with floral designs painted to the neck and with a simple patterned design applied to the handle. The jug is not marked. Many of these early Japanese wares share their inspiration with early Chinese wares although the former is certainly a lot less common. This is a rare example which is part of a small collection of similar wares which we believe were acquired through Sotheby’s in the early 1980’s. It is one of five pieces which we are offering for sale. One of the pieces contained a receipt which had been lodged inside the body and disintegrated when removed.

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