Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Whistle

ca. 1700 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Bird-whistle of porcelain, in form of a reclining boy with his head raised and supported by his hands. The whistle is blown through a slot in the feet and operated through a hole in the base and the open mouth. Details of the flowered robe are touched in red, blue, green and black enamels.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels
Brief Description
Bird-whistle, porcelain painted in overglaze enamels; Japan, Arita kilns (Kakiemon type), Edo period, about 1700
Physical Description
Bird-whistle of porcelain, in form of a reclining boy with his head raised and supported by his hands. The whistle is blown through a slot in the feet and operated through a hole in the base and the open mouth. Details of the flowered robe are touched in red, blue, green and black enamels.
Dimensions
  • Length: 7.9cm
Styles
Gallery Label
Whistle in form of a small boy Porcelain painted in enamels Arita ware, Kakiemon style JAPANESE; circa 1700 C.3-1959(as at 2005)
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession Number
C.3-1959

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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