Rare Ko-Imari Wine Jar With Figure of Bacchus, Edo Period, 18th Century
Probably for the Dutch market,and depicting the Greek God of wine perched on a rounded drum-form stand holding a wine glass in one hand and a bottle in the other, the figure adorned in decorated clothing patterned with floral designs
height 14.2" — 36 cm.
A near identical example is published in ‘Exchange Between East and West in Ceramics’ Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Tokyo 2008, no. 154.
Private Collection, Philadelphia; by descent.