A RARE AI KAKIEMON-STYLE ARITA KORO (INCENSE BURNER)
EARLY EDO PERIOD (LATE 17TH CENTURY)
GENROKU ERA (1688-1704) circa 1690
Rather small and thickly, yet finely, potted biscuit-fired porcelain of cylindrical form with a flattened rim edged in fuchi-beni (iron rim glaze), the upright sides slighly tapering to the short waisted foot, and decorated in underglaze blue with a continuous landscape scene featuring a pair of anglers by a riverbank near a viewing pavilion, fishing nets strung out to dry near a willow tree and two fishing boats, another viewing pavilion nestled among mountain peaks and rocky crags in the distance.
A cobalt-blue double ring to the base, some kiln-git adhering to the edge of the footrim, the glazed interior with a very small lacquer restoration to the edge of the interior rim.
2.67 inches diameter (6.8 cm diameter), 2.83 inches high (5.8 cm high)