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  • Place of origin:

    Arita (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue, overglaze enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Salting Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Europe 1600-1815, Room 6, The Lisa and Bernard Selz Gallery, case WN

Physical description

Dish of porcelain, painted in red, black and underglaze blue. In the middle, three vases of flowers on a terrace, surrounded by a band of fans and plum-blossom. On the rim three women pulling along a cart full of flowers, attended by a dog, repeated. Under the rim, four sprays of plum-blossom. Under the base, six spur-marks.

Place of Origin

Arita (made)


18th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue, overglaze enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

A double circle
Mark in underglaze blue

'N:4 / +' incised under the base
Inventory mark of the Japanese Palace at Dresden


Diameter: 432 mm, Height: 70 mm

Object history note

Formerly in the Royal Saxon Collection.

Descriptive line

Dish, porcelain painted in underglaze blue, overglaze enamels and gilt; Japan, Arita kilns, Edo period, 18th century

Labels and date

Porcelain decorated in underglaze blue, overglaze enamels and gilding
The inventory mark of the Royal Saxon Collection of King Augustus the Strong incised on base
JAPANESE (Arita kilns, Imari type)
About 1700-1725
Salting Bequest [as at 2005]




Painted; Glazed; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Prunus blossoms; Terraces; Dogs (animals); Flowers; Women


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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