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Bowl and lid

Bowl and lid

  • Place of origin:

    Arita (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue, iron-red enamel and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mrs Marie Adeline Dumergue

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case O, shelf 4 []

Physical description

Bowl and lid of porcelain. Both pieces have a border of scalloped compartments enclosing alternately a spray of flowers and a geometrical pattern. Outside the bowl and on the top of the lid are branches of peony; on the lower side of the lid and inside the bowl on the bottom is a spray of camellia. Below the rim of the bowl outside are alternate sprays of prunus and irises. The decoration is in dark blue, red and gold.

Place of Origin

Arita (made)


18th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue, iron-red enamel and gilt


Height: 7.3 cm, Diameter: 12.7 cm

Descriptive line

Bowl and lid, porcelain painted in underglaze blue, iron-red enamel and gilt; Japan, Arita kilns (Imari type), Edo period, 18th century

Labels and date

Bowl and cover
Porcelain painted in underglaze blue, enamels and gilt
Marie Adeline Dumergue Bequest
C.113 & A-1912 []




Painted; Glazed; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Prunus blossoms; Iris; Peonies; Geometric pattern


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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