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  • Place of origin:

    Nabeshima (made)

  • Date:

    1830-1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain with area stencil decoration and painting in underglaze blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Irene Finch, IF collection no. 85/84

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Dish, oblong; area stencil

Place of Origin

Nabeshima (made)


1830-1850 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain with area stencil decoration and painting in underglaze blue


Height: 3.4 cm, Width: 20.4 cm, Depth: 10.8 cm

Object history note

Irene Finch note, 2009: Finch 85/84 FE.47-2006
Rectangular b&w Nabeshima dish with fluted indented corners to take a flat stencil. (see Finch, Konabeshima, Fig 1n). High comb foot.
Back with two symmetrical sprays of late-style, simplified peony leaves. Design with stencilled areas in two shades of blue, representing clouds and hills. Foreground has little freehand symbols like corn stooks.
KoNab Fig 11a Arts of Asia Mar 2001, 25
Relevance to techniques
Area stencilling innovation.

Descriptive line

Cer, Japan, Nabeshima
Dish, oblong, blue and white; area stencil
Irene Finch gift, 85/84


Porcelain; Cobalt oxide


Underglaze; Stencilling; Blue and white


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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