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  • Place of origin:

    Arita (made)

  • Date:

    1800-1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain with stencilled decoration in underglaze blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Irene Finch, IF collection no. 85/166

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 21, shelf 3

Physical description

Dish, round; stencil ; Porcelain with stencilled decoration in underglaze blue.

Place of Origin

Arita (made)


1800-1900 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain with stencilled decoration in underglaze blue


Height: 3.3 cm, Diameter: 22.6 cm

Object history note

Irene Finch note, 2009: Finch 85/166 FE.37-2006
Large round dish, stencilled for export, 19th C. Blue rim. Border with complex close-placed bits of stencilling, containing three wavy-outlined reserves with freehand painted bits of landscapes. Inner narrow zigzag border. Central, fully developed, Three Friends Ring, now a Japanese brand mark, copied nowhere else. It has the Chinese Three Friends of Winter
(branches of pine, prunus, bamboo) in a ring, rhythmically shaped. For an early stage in development see Finch no

Descriptive line

Porcelain dish, Arita, 1800-1900.


Porcelain; Cobalt blue


Underglaze; Stencilling; Blue and white


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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