An Imari porcelain coffee pot

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An Imari porcelain coffee pot

Japan, circa 1700

Of conical shape standing on three modelled feet, with curved flat pierced handle and domed cover set with bulbous finial, the lower part of the body with a pierced kiku-flower modelled in high relief, decorated in underglaze blue with overglaze red enamel and gold, depicting three floral cartouches, birds and flowering plants.


Height 31 cm.


Catalogue Note: A very similar example is in the Groninger Museum, Holland. See also Oliver Impey, op.cit., pl.343, for the Ashmolean Museum version in Imari palette.


Literature: Fine & Curious Japanese Export Porcelain in Dutch Collections, by Christiaan J. A. Jörg, page 205.


Condition: the matching cover with 18th century European gilt bronze mounts and some restoration to the feet.


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