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Whistle

Whistle

  • Place of origin:

    Arita (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels

  • Museum number:

    C.3-1959

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 22, shelf 5

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.

Place of Origin

Arita (made)

Date

ca. 1700 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels

Dimensions

Length: 7.9 cm

Descriptive line

Bird-whistle, porcelain painted in overglaze enamels; Japan, Arita kilns (Kakiemon type), Edo period, about 1700

Labels and date

Whistle in form of a small boy
Porcelain painted in enamels
Arita ware, Kakiemon style
JAPANESE; circa 1700
C.3-1959 [as at 2005]

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Boys

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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