Jar and Cover

porcelain and enameled decoration modeled in relief

height 35.6 cm

A porcellaneous jar and cover, naturalistically modelled to resemble a presentation jar of tea, with a rope-tied cloth covering the shoulder and cover, the body of the jar modelled in relief as if contained in a rope-work bag, the cloth enamelled with chrysanthemum, scrolling foliage, and precious objects, the knotted rope-work enamelled brown over a plain, biscuit body.

O. Impey, M. Fairley (eds.), Meiji No Takara: Treasures Of Imperial Japan: Ceramics Vol I, London 1995, cat. 78.

J. Earle, Splendors of Imperial Japan: Arts of the Meiji period from the Khalili Collection, London 2002, cat. 308, p. 418.