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Dish

  • Place of origin:

    Kutani (made)

  • Date:

    second half of 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain decorated with underglaze blue exterior decoration in underglaze blue and interior enamels

  • Museum number:

    C.48-1936

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case P, shelf 3

Physical description

Dish of porcelain. Rim scalloped with diagonal ribs, with a brown glaze at the edge. Within a red key-pattern border, two quails are painted in red, one walking left, the other sitting full face. Sprays of leaves and grass grow over them from the right, painted in black, blue, green, yellow and manganese purple. On the exterior, joined sprays painted in underglaze blue round the rim.

Place of Origin

Kutani (made)

Date

second half of 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain decorated with underglaze blue exterior decoration in underglaze blue and interior enamels

Marks and inscriptions

'fuku'
happiness
Mark painted in black on a blue ground

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.6 cm

Descriptive line

Dish, porcelain with exterior decoration in underglaze blue and interior enamel decoration of quails; Japan, Arita kilns (Kutani type), Meiji period, second half of 19th century

Labels and date

Small dish
Porcelain with exterior decoration in underglaze blue and interior enamel decoration of quails
Mark: fuku
Arita ware (Kutani style)
JAPANESE; second half 17th century
C.48-1936 [as at 2005]

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Key pattern; Quails; Leaves

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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