Japanese Arita apothecary bottle. Dutch decorated. c. 1690.


A Japanese Arita porcelain apothecary bottle, or Gallipot, c. 1690. The globular shaped bottle, finely enamelled in Holland, c. 1720, in the Kakiemon taste, with exotic birds and insects, in gardens, before fences and flowering plants. Beneath a swagged textile design, tied with tassels. The moulded neck painted with stylised flowers.
Height - 21 cm, 8 2/8”.
Diameter - 15 cm, 5 7/8”.
Condition - Chip to rim of neck. Typical minor wear to the enamel. Otherwise in perfect condition. No restoration.

Literature: Similar examples of Dutch decorated, Arita porcelain ‘gallipots’ are to be found at the Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford, England.
Accession nos. EA1978.1353 and EA1978.1356 for example.

Medium: Porcelain

Height:  21 cm, 8.27"

Condition: Chip to rim of neck. Typical minor wear to the enamel. Otherwise perfect. No restoration.

£1,850

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