A KO-IMARI EWER, EDO PERIOD, MID-LATE 17TH CENTURY
the oviform ewer with pinched spout and loop handle decorated in iron-red, green and yellow enamels with plum blossoms scattered among clouds bordered by circumferential iron-red lines, Dutch silver hinged mount
23.5 cm., 9¼ in. high
- Minor old wear to the enamelling and small chip to the pinched spout.
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For a similar example in the collection of Richard de la Mare, see The Oriental Ceramic Society, Loan Exhibition of Japanese Porcelain, (London, 1956), no. 50, pl. 50.