A small Arita pouring vessel, or bourderlou, Japanese, early 18th Century.

The vessel is of archaic bronze form, and of waisted elliptical section, pinched at one end to form the spout, 10cm wide.

The double ogée sides are decorated in overglaze iron-red, green, turquoise, yellow, black and gold with sprays of autumn flowers; the
interior with scattered flowerheads.

One side is applied with a bamboo stalk handle; the vessel resting on three cabriole feet.


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