Rare Japanese Arita Tankard 17/18thC

Rare Japanese Arita Tankard 17/18thC

A Rare Arita Tankard

After a German stoneware, probably Westerwald original

The rounded body applied with round bosses painted blue

The neck with a blue band

Traces of gilt

Arita C1680-1720

Height: 5 3/8″ (13.7 cm)

Condition: excellent, some wear to gilding

The British Museum have an almost identical example; 2015, 3013.1

Which is described as having been produced at the Arita kilns of the Hizen domain

In the 1680’s and based on a Rhenish Westerwald stoneware original