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

Vase

ca. 1800-1850 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Vase of porcelain, with moulded relief decoration and purple and clear glazes.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Porcelain with moulded relief decoration and purple and clear glazes
Brief Description
Vase, porcelain with moulded relief decoration and purple and clear glazes; Japan, Kairakuen kiln, Edo period, ca. 1800-1850
Physical Description
Vase of porcelain, with moulded relief decoration and purple and clear glazes.
Dimensions
  • Height: 39.1cm
  • Diameter: 23.5cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
'Kairakuen sei' impressed on base
Gallery Label
VASE Porcelain with moulded relief decoration and purple and clear glazes Mark Kairakuen sei impressed on base Kairakuen ware JAPANESE; c.1800-1850 289-1877 The Kairakeun kiln was the official kiln of the Daimyo (provincial lord) of Kii (modern day Wakayama prefecture) who was a member of the ruling Tokugawa family. In response to the prevalent 18th and 19th century fashion for Chinese art many Kairakuen wares imitate Chinese ceramics, in this example the Fahua ware of the Ming Dynasty.(As at 2005)
Object history
The Kairakuen kiln was the official kiln of the Daimyo (Provincial lord) of Kii (modern day Wakayama prefecture) who was a member of the ruling Tokygawa family. In response to the prevalent 18th and 19th century fashion for Chinese art many Kairakuen wares imitate Chinese ceramics, in this example the Fahua ware of the Ming Dynasty.
Collection
Accession Number
289-1877

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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