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  • Place of origin:

    Arita (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1675-1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sir Harry Garner KBE, CB and Lady Garner

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A pear-shaped vase with slight foot and completely flat octagonal base, the eight sides swelling and then tapering into a rather tall narrow neck with thinly potted octagonal lip. The base is unglazed. Painted in a palette of red, emerald green, yellow and greyish-aubergine with touches of gilding is a design of growing chrysanthemum plants on the one side an another plant with five-petalled flowers on the other, with pendant tendril scrolls on the facets of the neck alternately in red and gilt.

Place of Origin

Arita (made)


ca. 1675-1700 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilt


Height: 22.9 cm

Descriptive line

Octagonal vase, porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilt; Japan, Arita kilns, Edo period, ca. 1675-1700




Painted; Glazed; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Chrysanthemum; Scrollwork; Flowers


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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