Bao Ming Collection – Oriental Arts and Antiques from Collector to Collector. This masterpiece is the highlight and focus of my collection. Just this one piece can set your collection apart from all other Hirado collections. It’s unusually large and heavily potted for a Mizusashi jar. The lid is probably missing. It’s finely decorated with scene of Japanese Seven Lucky Gods (shichifukufin) singing and drinking party together under the shade of “Three Friends of Winter” grouping trees. My research of this decoration theme come across Onmarkproduct website, which point the origin of this theme to a painting by Kano Yasunobu (1613 – 1685). This hanging scroll is in the collection of Kyoto National University’s Art Museum. This stunning Mizusasahi water jar is approx. 11″W (at the widest) X 7″H (27.94cm X 17.78cm). It weights almost 8 lbs (3.63 kg). This is in very good condition with only a small chip and fleabites at the mouth rim. It was examined under black UV light and has no restoration. Please study photos for further condition detail. Japanese, 19thC, late Edo period (1840s – 1860s). The item “Japanese 19thC Hirado Blue & White Porcelain Mizusashi Water Jar Masterpiece” is in sale since Thursday, August 1, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Statues”. The seller is “baoming-collection” and is located in Davenport, Iowa. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Age: 1850-1899
- Primary Material: Porcelain & Pottery
- Maker: Hirado Mikawachi Kiln
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Color: Blue and White