Kakiemon Teapot c.1680

Edo Period c. 1680
Porcelain, overglaze enamels, underglaze blue.
Kakiemon kilns, Japan.
W: 16cm x H: 11.5cm

• William Joseph Baron van Brienen (1760–1839), Mayor of Amsterdam and thence by descent.

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A six-lobed teapot with slightly domed cover decorated in iron red, green,blue and black enamels and gilt with birds among flower sprays, the cover topped with a knob finial.

• For similar examples in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, see Oliver Impey, Japanese Export Porcelain: Catalogue of the Collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, (Amsterdam, 2002), p.86

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