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  • Place of origin:

    Kutani (made)

  • Date:

    1615-1868 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilt

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 22, shelf 1

Physical description

Dish of porcelain, in the shape of two boats joined together, with a man seated at the junction; painted and gilt with fishes and plants.

Place of Origin

Kutani (made)


1615-1868 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

Maker's name painted in red


Length: 11.7 cm, Width: 11.4 cm

Descriptive line

Dish, porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilt; Japan, Kutani, Edo period (1615-1868)

Labels and date

Dish in the form of two boats with a boy
Porcelain painted in red, black and gold.
Mark: Dai Nihon Kutani Seik an tsukuru
JAPANESE (KUTANI, Ishikawa prefecture); c.1875
616-1877 [As at 2005]

Production Note

Made by Sei-Kan at Kutani




Painted; Glazed; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Fish; Plants; Men


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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