Japanese Arita Ewer
Japanese Arita ewer of ovoid form with a narrow neck and straight sided
spout, decorated in transitional style with figures in a landscape with
large leaved plants bounded by formal foliate patterns..
H: 21 cm
Condition: very good
Ref: C. Jörg, Fine and Curious, Japanese Export Porcelain in Dutch Collections, nos. 117 and 118 for the shape and style of decoration.
The form derives from German stoneware. The VOC would have taken examples out to Japan to be copied. The foliate border designs are inspired by Dutch delft.