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Two small Japanese imari porcelain ewers for vinegar and soya

 

Arita, late 17th century

H. 8.5 x diam. 6.5 cm

The blue is rather sloppily applied and the letters inside a circle may be ill-understood Latin characters; ⋀ standing for A, Azijn (vinegar) and for Z, Zoja (soya).