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Arita, Hizen province [Japan]

Two tankards tankard: 1670-90, mount: early 18th century

White porcelain with moulded decoration and gilt bronze | 16.0 x 15.0 x 10.0 cm (whole object) | RCIN 58879

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The unusual shape of this tankard was probably tailored for the export market, inspired by European silver versions. The large chrysanthemums on the exterior are associated with long life because they flower for an extended period.