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Dish

  • Place of origin:

    Arita (made)

  • Date:

    1690-1720 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gold

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss E. Humphreys-Owen

  • Museum number:

    FE.83-1970

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 145, case 9, shelf 2

With its very white porcelain body and asymmetrical design painted in a bright but soft palette of blue, red, yellow, green and black enamel, this is a classic example of Japanese Kakiemon-style porcelain. The phoenixes and the combination of pine, prunus and bamboo, the so-called 'Three Friends of Winter', were thought of in Japan as auspicious motifs, though their significance would have been lost on western owners of such wares.

Physical description

Dish with scalloped sides painted sparsely with phoenixes, pine, prunus and a bamboo fence in Kakiemon-style overglaze enamel colours

Place of Origin

Arita (made)

Date

1690-1720 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gold

Dimensions

Height: 4.7 cm, Diameter: 18.7 cm

Descriptive line

Dish, porcelain decorated in overglaze enamels and gilt; Japan, Arita kilns (Kakiemon type), Edo period, 1690-1720

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Enamelled; Glazed; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Trees, Pine; Prunus tree; Phoenix birds; Fences

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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