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Dish

  • Place of origin:

    Arita (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750-1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue, overglaze enamels and gilt

  • Museum number:

    340A-1877

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 20, shelf 3

Physical description

Dish, one of a pair. Porcelain, with wavy edge, blue floral centre, and diapered border in colours and gold.

Place of Origin

Arita (made)

Date

ca. 1750-1850 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue, overglaze enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

'Dai Ming Seika Nensei' in underglaze blue on base
Made in the Chenghua era of the Ming dynasty

Dimensions

Diameter: 17.5 cm

Object history note

One of a pair of dishes, 340&A-1877.

Historical context note

Ceramics from the Chenghua reign period (1465-1487) were very sought after in the 18th century China. In Japan in the 18th and early 19th century there was a widespread interest in Chinese art and Chinese taste. These dishes, which do not attempt to copy a Ming dynasty style, carry this mark in order to appeal to this interest and to imbue the dishes with a certain cachet.

Descriptive line

Dish, one of a pair, porcelain painted in underglaze blue, overglaze enamels and gilt; Japan, Arita kilns (Imari type), Edo period, ca. 1750-1850

Labels and date

PAIR OF DISHES
Porcelain with clear glaze and decoration in
underglaze cobalt blue, overglaze enamels and gilt
Mark Dai Ming Seika Nensei in underglaze cobalt blue on base
Arita ware (Imari type)
JAPANESE; c.1750-1850
340 &a-1877
The mark translates as 'Made in the Chenghua era of the Ming Dynasty'. Ceramics from this period (1465-1487) were very sought after in 18th century China. In Japan in the 18th and early 19th century there was a widespread interest in Chinese art and Chinese taste. These dishes, which do not attempt to copy a Ming dynasty style, carry this mark in order to appeal to this interest and to imbue the dishes with a certain cachet. [As at 2005]

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Glazed; Gilt; Painted

Subjects depicted

Diaper-work; Flowers

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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