A Rare and Documentary Arita Teapot and Cover
Edo period (early 18th century)
The rounded octagonal body decorated in underglaze blue with a seascape depicting a dozen European ships and clouds, the shoulder with eight panels filled with flowers and leaves, the foot with a band of lappets, the eight-sided spout with leaf design, two sea horses and a shell to the base of the spout, the looped handle with a leaf and fish, the domed cover decorated with four dolphins surrounded by a band of lappets, the finial with a rosette, a Chinese style inscription Dai min seika nen sei to the base
20cm. wide
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For a similar example in the Groninger Museum, see Christiaan J.A. Jorg, Fine and Curious, Japanese Export Porcelain in Dutch Collections (Amsterdam, 2003), p.248, no.321.

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