A fine and rare pair of Arita blue and white Islamic shaped ewers
Porcelain, underglaze blue
Saga prefecture, Japan
H: 29cm D: 23cm
A pair of ewers with wide rounded sides, which tapers toward the galleried rim, an elongated shallow s-shaped spout is attached to the lower section of the main body, a sturdy u-shaped handle with a small loop for the metallic lid, joins the mouthrim to the main body, all raised on a tall foot.
Decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, the central panel depicting a garden scene with two birds amongst bamboo sprouting from rockwork. The foot, side panels, handle and spout is elaborately decorated with floral scrolling. Produced for the Middle Eastern market.