Imari porcelain whistle. Arita, Japan, late 17th C. Edo Period.
Rare Arita porcelain bird whistle, Japan, c. 1690, Edo Period. Taking the form of a reclining boy, resting his head in his hands. His tunic enamelled in Imari style, with flowers.
The whistle is blown through a slot in his feet, with the sound coming from his mouth.
Height: 3.7 cm,,1 1/2”.
Width: 7 cm, 2 3/4”.
Depth: 3.4 cm, 1 3/8”.
Condition: Minor scratches to the glaze. No damage. No restoration.