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Large Pair of Late 17th Century Imari Vases with Cover

$94,722.86per set

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Porcelain, decorated with underglaze blue lotus and vine and the overglaze colors iron-red and gold. Large oviform, octagonal baluster jar on footring, recessed base. Wide upright neck. High domed cover with wide everted rim and hen and chicks finial on a domed base. Finely painted flowering carnations, peonies, sprays of chrysanthemums and other flowers are the main decorative motifs, alternating with some lions and birds. Imari is a general name, usually applied in the West to a particular type of enameled decoration, but some Japanese authors use ko-Imari to indicate the entire assortment of (old) Arita wares, enameled as well as underglaze blue. The name is derived from the port of Imari near Arita, from where porcelain was shipped north for domestic distribution or to Nagasaki for export. The name ‘Imari’ is therefore used here to indicate a polychrome ware, which developed fully in the last quarter of the 17th century. It is characterized by a rather complex and full enameled decoration, frequently in combination with underglaze blue, which uses the entire surface. Japanese painters combined traditional, often Chinese-based motifs in their own way. The exuberance of the scenes is characteristic: flowers, shishi and phoenixes have a voluptuousness altogether lacking on Chinese wares.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 34.65 in. (88 cm)Diameter: 16.93 in. (43 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Baroque (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    Late 17th Century
  • Date of Manufacture
    Late 17th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Worpswede / Bremen, DE
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 19821stDibs: LU981418745022

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Worpswede / Bremen, Germany
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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