A large Imari vase | Edo period, late 17th century
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A large Imari vase
Edo period, late 17th century
the oviform vase with tall neck and everted rim, applied with two dragon handles, decorated in iron-red, green, aubergine and black enamels and gilt, with a wide band of chrysanthemums and foliage, beneath a narrow band of geometric design, the shoulder with two lobed panels depicting lakeside landscapes bordered by fish among swirling waters and aquatic plants, the neck with a further band of chrysanthemums, cherry blossoms to the inner rim, the dragon-handles in iron red, gilt paper label to the interior Japanisch, Palace Liechtenstein paper label to the base
65 cm., 25½ in. high
Both of the applied dragon handles with some old damage including chips and slight losses, the right-hand side with a small section to the tail missing, there is some minor rubbing to the gilt and enamels overall. The black and white photographs for illustration only.
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Palace Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein Art Collections, Vienna (until circa 1945)
A pair of similar baluster vases are in the porcelain collection of Augustus the Strong, Dresden, inventory number P.O. 5213 and 5214.
For the vase installed in Palace Liechtenstein, Vienna, please see the black and white photographs above. The photographs for illustration only.