A PAIR OF ARITA FLOWER VASES (HANAIKE) | EDO PERIOD, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
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A PAIR OF ARITA FLOWER VASES (HANAIKE), EDO PERIOD, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
each modelled as a carp leaping from waves, their tails turned to the sides and mouths open, decorated in underglaze blue, with their scales and fins highlighted in gilt and red enamel, the waves decorated in green enamels
23 cm., 9 in. high
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One with old damage to tail fin as can be seen in the illustration, another fin lacking.
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For further examples, see Christiaan J.A. Jörg, Fine and Curious, Japanese Export Porcelain in Dutch Collections (Amsterdam, 2003), no. 358 and 359, p. 284.