Arita Blue and White Apothecary Bottle

A Blue and White Apothecary Gallipot Bottle with IS and H:B Marks
Edo Period c.1690
Porcelain, Underglaze Blue
Arita Kilns, Japan
H:24.5cm x  W:18cm

The H:B Monogram can be attributed to Hendrick van Buytenheym who was the Head of the Trading Station on Deshima Island in 1685,1688,1691 and 1693.


  • Barry Davies Oriental Art Ltd. 1997. “Ko-Imari Porcelain from the Collection of Oliver Impey” no.39, page 80.
  • Kyushu Toji Bunka-kan “The Voyage of Old-Imari Porcelain”. 2000, no.58, Page 42.
    Illustrated in Christian J.A.Jorg, Japanese Apothecary Bottles with initials, in The Hyakunenan journal of Porcelain Study No.7, Fig 7, Arita 1992.
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