A small Arita pouring vessel (bourderlou), early 18th Century.

The vessel, which is 10cm in width, is of archaic bronze form, and of waisted elliptical section, pinched at one end to form the spout. The double ogée sides are decorated in overglaze iron-red, green, turquoise, yellow, black and gold with sprays of autumn flowers and the interior with scattered flowerheads; one side is applied with a bamboo stalk handle and the vessel rests on three cabriole feet.



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