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  • Place of origin:

    Mino (made)

  • Date:

    1880s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kato Gosuke (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given by David and Annela King

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case P, shelf 2

Physical description

Vase of porcelain, painted in bright blue with a design of blossoming rape flowers and butterflies. Round the neck and foot are bands of feathery flower scrolls. On the base in underglaze blue is the written mark reading: 'Made by Kato Goruke, empolyee of the Notosha workshop'.

Place of Origin

Mino (made)


1880s (made)


Kato Gosuke (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue

Marks and inscriptions

Made by Kato Goruke, empolyee of the Notosha workshop
Written mark in underglaze blue on the base


Height: 25.0 cm

Descriptive line

Vase, porcelain painted in underglaze blue, made by Kato Gosuke, Japan (Mino), Meiji period, 1880s


Porcelain; Cobalt oxide


Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Scrollwork; Butterflies; Flowers


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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