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  • Place of origin:

    Arita (made)

  • Date:

    1690-1720 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gold

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 145, case 9, shelf 2

In the mid-17th century, brightly coloured Japanese porcelain began to arrive in Europe and immediately captivated the West. The use of sparing decoration executed in a bright but soft palette of cerulean blue, coral red, pale yellow, green and black overglaze enamels is associated with the Kakiemon family (from whom the whole category of wares takes its name), who operated an enamelling studio in the Japanese porcelain manufacturing centre of Arita from the 1660s onwards.

Physical description

Small bowl moulded in octagonal section painted in the Kakiemon-style palette of blue, green, red and black overglaze enamels; highlighting in gold; floral motifs in panels; brown iron-oxide rim.

Place of Origin

Arita (made)


1690-1720 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gold


Height: 6.8 cm, Width: 9.8 cm cm

Descriptive line

Bowl, porcelain painted in overglaze polychrome enamels and gold, Arita ware (Kakiemon type), Japan, 1690-1720




Painted; Enamelled; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Floral patterns


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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