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Porcelain teapot

 

Height: 15.000 cm

Asia JA 1954.7-16.1.a,b

    Porcelain teapot

    From Japan
    Edo period, late 17th century AD

    This elegant teapot is made of porcelain decorated in overglaze red, blue and green enamels in a formal Kakiemon style.

    Its larger size suggests that it was made at a time when tea was becoming gradually cheaper. This shape was the prototype for later European wares.

    L. Smith, V. Harris and T. Clark, Japanese art: masterpieces in (London, The British Museum Press, 1990)

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