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dish

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Franks.1283.+

  • Description

    Dish. Decorated with maple leaves over rushing stream. Made of porcelain decorated in underglaze blue and coloured overglaze enamels. Nabeshima ware.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1700s-1730s
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 20.5 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    This dish is typical of peak period Nabeshima production at the official domain kilns in Okawachi-yama during 1700 to 1730. It is most likely that this dish with autumn leaves floating in a river is a reference to a poem regarding Tatsugawa river in autumn (Kokinshu number 283).

    Kokinshū 古今集 #283: Tatsutagawa

    Tatsutagawa
    Momiji midarete
    Nagarumeri
    Wataraba nishiki
    Naka ya taenan

    たつたがは
    紅葉みだれて
    ながるめり
    わたらば錦
    なかやたえなん

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  • Bibliography

    • Rousmaniere 2007 116 bibliographic details
    • Smith et al 1990 166 b bibliographic details
    • Edo BM 1982 266 bibliographic details
    • Smith & Harris 1982 col. pl. 8 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    19 Jul-21 Oct 2007, BM Galleries, Crafting Beauty in Modern Japan

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    Franks.1283.+

Dish. Decorated with maple leaves over a rushing stream. Porcelain decorated in underglaze blue and coloured overglaze enamels.

Dish. Decorated with maple leaves over a rushing stream. Porcelain decorated in underglaze blue and coloured overglaze enamels.

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