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  • Place of origin:

    Arita (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1650-1675 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case O, shelf 2

Physical description

Bowl of porcelain, painted on the outside with dark tomato red, turquoise and ultramarine enamels, with a design of chrysanthemums enclosed within double lines in red, with double red lines above the foot. Painted inside with design of a dragon among clouds in the centre, and round the well with pine trees, birds, waterfalls and water wheels creating waves, all in ultramarine, turquoise and light iron red. In dark red enamel on the base, within two double lines, is a circular mark.

Place of Origin

Arita (made)


ca.1650-1675 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels

Marks and inscriptions

Circular mark within two double lines, in red enamel on base


Height: 10.5 cm, Diameter: 21.0 cm

Descriptive line

Bowl, porcelain painted in overglaze enamels; Japan, Arita kilns (Kakiemon type), Edo period, ca.1650-1675

Labels and date

Porcelain decorated in overglaze enamels
Circular mark on base
Arita ware (Kakiemon type)
JAPANESE; c.1650-1675
FE.1-1982 [as at 2005]




Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Dragons; Birds; Chrysanthemum; Trees


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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