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Dish. Interlocking patterns including leaves,geometric designs and arabesques,jewels in underglaze. Made of blue underglaze and yellow, green enamelled ceramic, porcelain.
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Diameter: 5.60 inches
- Curator's comments
Dish with tortoise shell pattern
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue and overglaze polychrome enamels, Nabeshima ware (1690-1720), Okawachi official domain kiln
Bequethed by Kingston Baker
贈答用高級磁器 鍋島藩窯 備前焼
Luxury porcelains made for lords
The most prefect porcelains for luxuary use were made at the command of the Nabeshima samurai lords in Kyushu, southern Japan. From the 1650s, many exquisite pieces were made each year to present to shogun and other samurai lords. Nabeshima ware is prized for its bold designs and perfect forms.
(Label Copy, 2017)
Pair with 1940,0601.7
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
April 2017 BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from Prehistory to the Present'
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