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Cup and saucer

  • Place of origin:

    Arita (made)

  • Date:

    late 17th century or early 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue, overglaze enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mrs Marie Adeline Dumergue

  • Museum number:

    C.105&A-1912

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 21, shelf 2 []

Physical description

Cup and saucer of porcelain. The outside of the cup and inside of the saucer are painted in red, blue, green, dull yellow and black outline, with a lake-scene with two men in a boat, two others with a buffalo crossing a bridge, and two seated beneath a tree at a repast with a bottle inscribed 'FW', possibly the initials of a Dutch merchant for whom the cup and saucer were made. Round the inside of both pieces is a hatched border and on the bottom of the cup is a spray of flowers; three branches with flowers and foliage decorate the lower side of the rim of the saucer. The cup has no handle.

Place of Origin

Arita (made)

Date

late 17th century or early 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue, overglaze enamels and gilt

Dimensions

Height: 4.4 cm cup, Diameter: 7.6 cm cup, Diameter: 13 cm saucer

Descriptive line

Cup and saucer, porcelain painted in underglaze blue, overglaze enamels and gilt; Japan, Arita kilns (Imari type), Edo period, late 17th or early 18th century

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Glazed; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Lakes; Buffalo; Trees; Flowers; Men; Diaper-work; Boats

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares

Collection

East Asia Collection

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