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Japanese Porcelain Shonzui Mizusashi


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.


  • Of the Period
  • Place of origin
  • Date of manufacture
    Mid-18th Century
  • Dimensions

    H 9.5 in. x Dm 11 in.

    H 24.13 cm x Dm 27.94 cm

  • Diameter
    11 in. (27.94 cm)
  • Seller location
    Woodbury, CT
  • Seller reference number
    1408 JBOE CMMR
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