Japanese Arita porcelain hand-formed pear-shaped miniature vase, white ground glaze with five relief hand-modeled panels, green on glaze and iron red under glaze, not marked, “X”-shaped proens, Edo imperial period, ca. 1680.
Japanese miniature vase, Edo period, ca. 1680.
H 6 cm W 3 cm
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We present a rare Japanese porcelain miniature pear-shaped vase that has been shaped by hand. On a flat round base ring, surmounted by a cobalt blue concentric narrow band, a pear-shaped body with a cylindrical neck and a slightly expanding, somewhat irregular round, slightly yellow-coloured lip arises. The corpus has five hand-modeled panels in relief that are hand-painted on green glaze. They are painted in iron red under glaze all around, with a thickening in relief at the bottom and top. Here and there brown-colored underglaze accents. At the bottom of the neck there is an alternating green and iron-red connecting frieze of triangles. At the top of the neck, between two concentric under-glaze cobalt blue lines, we see a frieze of brown parallel glaze lines. At the bottom we see a low round unglazed base ring with the center glazed white with four engraved pins and a raised point in the center, thus forming an “X” proen system. This green and red Arita vase dates from the Japanese Edo imperial period, ca. 1680.
Condition: the lip shows minor corrosion damage, otherwise perfect.