A pair of rare Arita stylised cricket cages with silver mounts | Edo period, late 17th century, the mounts later
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A pair of rare Arita stylised cricket cages with silver mounts
Edo period, late 17th century, the mounts later
the circular boxes and covers in the form of cricket cages, the frame moulded on tripod feet, the cover with tassels, decorated in green, yellow, aubergine and iron red enamels with butterflies among flowers and foliage, the shallow domed covers with cherry blossoms entwined among netting
12 cm., 5 in. diam.
One with a crack to the foot, the mounts have not been removed.
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For a similar example in the same palate in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, accession AK-NM6355, see Christian Jörg, Fine and Curious: Japanese Export Porcelain in Dutch Collections, (Amsterdam, 2003), pg. 102, no. 103.
For a similar example in a different palette in the collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, accession number EA1978.535, see John Ayres, Oliver Impey and J.V.G. Mallet, Porcelain for Palaces: The Fashion for Japan in Europe, 1650-1750, (London, 1990), no. 105, pg. 143.
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