A PAIR OF ARITA COCKERELS | EDO PERIOD, LATE 17TH CENTURY
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A PAIR OF ARITA COCKERELS, EDO PERIOD, LATE 17TH CENTURY
the realistically modelled birds on rockwork stands and decorated in iron-red and yellow enamels and gilt
23 cm., 9 in. high
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One with slight chip to beak and glaze crazing mainly to the chest, the other with glaze crazing.
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For a similar example in the inventoried collections of Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire see, The Burghley Porcelains, an exhibition from the Burghley House Collection and based on the 1688 inventory and 1690 Devonshire Schedule (Japan Society New York, 1986) plate 91.