Japanese ‘Imari’ coffee pot and cover, late 17th C. Edo Period.


Imari porcelain coffee pot, Arita, Japan, late 17th Century, Edo Period. The baluster shaped coffee pot moulded with a continuous scene of Daikoku, Ebisu and Hotei drinking sake, along with various attendants, beneath trees, and a tasselled swag. The globular neck moulded with hares, and Buddhistic emblems, above a simple loop handle. Having an hexagonal shaped base, standing upon three elaborate scroll feet. The cover with dragons amongst clouds, in relief, beneath a domed finial.

Of typical form and moulded with Daikoku, Ebisu and Hotei sake drinking with various attendants, decorated in iron-red, green, aubergine and black enamels on underglaze blue, the cover with a dragon, the finial modelled as a sacred pearl

Medium: Porcelain

Height: 40.5 cm, 16”.

Width: 18.5 cm, 7 1/4”.

Condition: Repair to the cover.