Japanese Porcelain Shonzui Mizusashi

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A Japanese porcelain water pot or 'mizusashi', of melon jar 'shonzui' form. Shonzui was a Japanese potter who worked in China in the 16th century. Decoration is of Kakiemon style, with pheasants amid prunus and blossoms; primarily blue and white, and secondary colors of persimmon, turquoise and taupe. More prunus and a butterfly on the lid, which is centered with a bronze knob.
Provenance: Warren E. Cox round monogram stamp, with number stamps on jar bottom and lid underside.
Details
Of the Period
Edo
Place of Origin
Japan
Date of Manufacture
Mid-18th Century
Period
Mid-18th Century
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
9.5 in. H
24 cm H
Diameter
11
Dealer Location
Woodbury, CT
Number of Items
2
Reference Number
U1107118667277
Address
Antiquario Villas and Cottages
1023 Main St. S
Woodbury CT 06798
US
(877) 958-8027
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