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銀彩象嵌方壺 (Ginsai zōgan hōko)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2002,0402.25

  • Title (object)

    • 銀彩象嵌方壺 (Ginsai zōgan hōko)
  • Description

    Stoneware rectangular jar decorated with inlaid silver.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 2000
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 9 centimetres (mouth)
    • Diameter: 21.5 centimetres (base)
    • Height: 25 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • BM Saga Contemporary Ceramics 2000 50 bibliographic details
  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2000-2001 20 Oct-14 Jan, British Museum, Saga Contemporary Ceramics from the Home of Japanese Porcelain

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2002

  • Acquisition notes

    Given as part of a collective gift of 63 works by members of Saga Ceramic Art Association.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    2002,0402.25

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