A Chinese porcelain kosometsuke waterpot in the form of twin peaches, with stalk and foliage in relief, painted with four butterflies on a key-fret ground, the three biscuit feet of butterfly form.

5 ¼ inches, 13. 3cm long.

Tianqi, 1620-1627.

Wood stand.


Available on request.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • Included by S. Marchant & Son in their exhibition of Transitional Wares for the Japanese and Domestic Markets, June 1989, no. 16, p.20.
  • By repute from the Idemitsu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan.
  • An analogous waterpot is illustrated by Mashiko Kawahara in Kosometsuke, Vol. I, no. 104, p.132/3.