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Jar

  • Place of origin:

    Arita (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain, carved and painted in overglaze enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Presented from the collection of the late Major W. Peer Groves MA, FRZS, JP, Member of the Imperial Order of the Rising Sun, Member of the Imperial Orders of Vladimir and Stanislaus, by his family in memory of their parents

  • Museum number:

    C.8-1955

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Jar of porcelain, imitating a bamboo basket, globular with broad base and wide mouth. Below the lip, which is slightly splayed, and grooved inside to take a cover (now missing), is modelled and carved a 'rope' tied in a knot at one side; and the body surface is also carved to represent basket-work. Also carved round the body is a design of flowers floating on the waves, coloured in turquoise, blue, yellow and red enamels. The foot is shallow and unglazed.

Place of Origin

Arita (made)

Date

ca. 1700 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain, carved and painted in overglaze enamels

Dimensions

Height: 10.8 cm, Diameter: 12.7 cm

Descriptive line

Jar, porcelain painted in overglaze enamels; Japan, Arita kilns (Kakiemon type), Edo period, ca. 1700

Labels and date

Jar imitating bamboo basket
Porcelain decorated in enamels
Arita ware, Kakiemon style
JAPANESE; circa 1700
Presented from the collection of the late Major W. Peer Groves, MA, FRZS, JP, Member of the Imperial Order of the Rising Sun, Member of the Imperial Orders of Vladimir and Stanislaus, by his family in memory of their parents
C.8-1955 [as at 2005]

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Glazed; Carved

Subjects depicted

Baskets; Waves; Flowers

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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