Height: 64.500 cm
Height: 64.500 cm (jars)
Gift of Sir A.W. Franks
Asia JA F488;Asia JA F489
Two lidded jars and two trumpet vases
Edo period, late 17th - early 18th century AD
Wares in this style were made in the kilns around Arita in northern Kyūshū and were exported through the nearby port of Imari. Large Imari trumpet vases and lidded jars were extremely popular as ornaments in the great houses and palaces of Europe.
The two jar-lids are surmounted with figures of bijin ('beauties').
L. Smith, V. Harris and T. Clark, Japanese art: masterpieces in (London, The British Museum Press, 1990)