Jardinière decorated with rocks, peonies and prunus blossoms

Anonymous artist

Anonymous artist - Jardinière decorated with rocks, peonies and prunus blossoms
The inside of this Arita jardinière bears a twig of peony and grasses in the central medallion, while the rims are adorned with two opposing depictions of peonies and prunus. The edge bears a geometric undulating line with prunus and chrysanthemum blossoms. The lower part of the outer wall bears a painted band with scrollwork with foliage and a band of spirals. The main outer decoration consists of a band of rocks with peonies and prunus blossoms. The bottom bears three haris, remnants left by the supporting cone that prevented the vessel’s flat parts from collapsing. (See Filip Suchomel – Marcela Suchomelová, Mistrovská díla japonského porcelánu, Praha 1997, p. 111.)
measurements: height 25,5 cm
depth 37 cm
material: Porcelain
technique: Painted in underglaze cobalt blue and overglaze red, yellow and black enamel and gold
inventory number: Vu 541
gallery collection: Collection of Asian and African Art