A ko-Kutani vase, Arita ware
Second half of the 17th century, Japan
Height: 36.9 cm, 14.53 inches; Diameter: 18 cm, 7.09 inches
Of elongated pear shape, with tall slightly everted neck ending in a ringed mouth, standing on a circular low foot. The vase is painted all over with a netting design in iron red with gilt details on a white ground; inscribed with an illegible enamelled painted mark to the base.
For a bottle vase of the same form, see Idemitsu Museum of Art, Ko-Kutani, Idemitsu Museum of Art, Tokyo, 2004, no.83.
Japanese Porcelain, by Soame Jenyns, Faber and Faber, London, 1965, no.82a.