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Tiered food box

Tiered food box

  • Place of origin:

    Kyoto (made)

  • Date:

    1810-1830 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mokubei, Aoki (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Salting Bequest

  • Museum number:

    C.1324-1910

  • Gallery location:

    Japan, Room 45, The Toshiba Gallery, case 12

Physical description

Tiered food box with two tiers and a lid, decorated with fruits and scenes from Chinese mythology.

Place of Origin

Kyoto (made)

Date

1810-1830 (made)

Artist/maker

Mokubei, Aoki (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilt

Dimensions

Width: 14.9 cm

Descriptive line

Box, part of a tiered food box with two tiers and a lid, with decoration in overglaze enamels depicting fruits and scenes from Chinese mythology, Kyoto, Japan, 1810-1830 (attributed to Aoki Mokubei 1767-1833).

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Earle, Joe, ed. Japanese art and design London: V&A Publishing, 2009, Fig. 30, pp. 50-51

Labels and date

Tiered Food Box
Porcelain with decoration in overglaze enamels
Fruits, and scenes from Chinese mythology
Kyoto, attributed to Aoki Mokubei
(1767-1833)
C.1324-1910
Salting Bequest [1986]
Tiered box
Kyoto, by Aoki Mokubei (1767-1833)
Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels
1810-1830
V&A C.1324 & 1329-1910
Salting Bequest
[December 2014]

Production Note

Attributed to Aoki Mokubei (1767-1833)

Materials

Porcelain; Enamel

Techniques

Painted; Glazed; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Mythology; Fruit; Figures

Categories

ELISE; Ceramics; Porcelain; Containers

Collection

East Asia Collection

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