- Museum number
- Object: 染付組紐文三つ亀甲形向付 鍋島焼 (Faceted bowl with auspicious rope design)
Bowl with twelve facets. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue design of auspicious rope pattern.
- Production date
Height: 2.60 inches
- Curator's comments
- This bowl was made as a part of a set presented to the Tokugawa shogun or his officials by the Nabeshima daimyo. The design of a tied rope pattern (kumihimo) was meant to be auspicious and ward off evil. Designs on Nabeshima ware made for presentataion (kenjo-hin) were agreed in advance with the Tokugawa shogunate. The Nabeshima daimyo presented porcelain to the shogun on annual basis in time for New Year celebration.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2010 Oct -, BM Japanese Galleries, Japan from prehistory to the present
2016 Apr–Oct, London, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from Prehistory to the Present'
- Acquisition date
- Registration number