Bowl

1690-1720 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This fluted bowl in so-called Imari style is a classic example of a type of porcelain made for export to Europe during by potters in Arita in western Japan. The distinctive colour scheme was widely copied in eighteenth-century Europe and is still used by manufacturers today. The bowl is one of several fine examples of Japanese export porcelain bequeathed to the V&A in 1910 by the Australian-born collector George Salting (1835-1909), who settled in England in 1858.


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Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Porcelain painted in underglaze blue, overglaze enamels and gilding
Brief Description
Chrysanthemum form bowl, porcelain painted in underglaze blue, overglaze enamels and gilding; Japanese, Arita kilns (Imari type), Edo period, late 17th to early 18th century.
Physical Description
Porcelain bowl in chrysanthemum form, fluted sides, scalloped edge. Painted in two shades of green, two shades of red, yellow, manganese-purple and underglaze blue. Outside are eight panels, containing alternately flowering plants and floral medallions in reserve on a bisected ground. Inside, a medallion containing plum-blossom and two branches of chrysanthemums, one stylised.
Dimensions
  • Height: 9.8cm
  • Diameter: 21.6cm
Styles
Marks and Inscriptions
A circle (Mark in underglaze blue)
Credit line
Salting Bequest
Subjects depicted
Summary
This fluted bowl in so-called Imari style is a classic example of a type of porcelain made for export to Europe during by potters in Arita in western Japan. The distinctive colour scheme was widely copied in eighteenth-century Europe and is still used by manufacturers today. The bowl is one of several fine examples of Japanese export porcelain bequeathed to the V&A in 1910 by the Australian-born collector George Salting (1835-1909), who settled in England in 1858.
Other Number
Loan no. 855
Collection
Accession Number
C.1507-1910

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record createdApril 17, 2000
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