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Two lidded jars and two trumpet vases

 

Height: 64.500 cm (jars)
Height: 64.500 cm (jars)

Gift of Sir A.W. Franks

Asia JA F488;Asia JA F489

    Two lidded jars and two trumpet vases

    From Japan
    Edo period, late 17th - early 18th century AD

    Imari ware

    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)

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