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Saucer

  • Place of origin:

    Arita (made)

  • Date:

    late 17th century or early 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue, overglaze enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mrs Marie Adeline Dumergue

  • Museum number:

    C.108-1912

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 21, shelf 2

Physical description

Saucer of porcelain, painted in red, blue, green, dull yellow and black outline with a lake-scene with two men in a boat, two others with a buffalo crossing a bridge, and two seated beneath a tree at a repast with a bottle inscribed 'FW', possibly the initials of a Dutch merchant for whom the saucer were made. Round the rim is a hatched border and beneath are three branches with flowers and foliage.

Place of Origin

Arita (made)

Date

late 17th century or early 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue, overglaze enamels and gilt

Dimensions

Diameter: 13.3 cm

Descriptive line

Saucer, porcelain painted in underglaze blue, overglaze enamels and gilt; Japan, Arita kilns (Imari type), Edo period, late 17th or early 18th century

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Glazed; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Trees; Diaper-work; Buffalo; Flowers; Men; Lakes; Boats

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares

Collection

East Asia Collection

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