Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
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Edo p. Arita Blue & White Porcelain Bottle Vase
Please refer to our stock # TCR7872 when inquiring.
A large Oddokkuri bottle decorated with blue florals on a white body dating from the second half of the Edo period (18th-19th century). There is a playful swagger to the neck, and various “kutsuki” attachments where bits clung to it during the firing. It is 31.5 cm (12-1/2 inches) tall and in overall in fine condition, typical wear to the glaze from use but no ships, cracks or repairs. A textbook example of this style. Quite often called Imari, or Ko-Imari, the term is, in fact, a misnomer, the proper term would be Arita. Imari was the port of departure for the kilns of Saga where the first porcelain ware to be created in Japan began in the early 17th century.
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