- Museum number
- Object: 白磁輪花向付 (White porcelain bowl with foliate rim)
Pair of small bowls (mukozuke). Made of porcelain and glazed, using a press mould, each cup has twelve sides terminating in six points.
- Production date
Height: 4.60 centimetres (max)
Width: 8.20 centimetres (max)
- Curator's comments
This small cup was made in Arita in the 1650-60s. The milk white porcelain body is comparable to that of Kakiemon style. This demnstrates that the kiln began to control the quality of glaze by removing iron from the ceramic body and glaze. The cup was press-moulded and its outer surface was trimmed with paddle. Similar works are found in Zwinger palace in Dresden. Although an equivalent was excavated from Dambagiri kiln in Arita, this work might have been produced in other kilns such as Itanokawachi kiln in current Yamauchi-cho, which was part of Arita Sarayama, a group of kilns in Arita during the Edo period.
(Professor Ohashi Koji, 2016)
The Danbagiri kiln was excavated in the 1980s by the Kyushu Ceramic Museum. Similar cups were found in many multiples. This form started to be produced in Arita from the 1650s in imitation of Chinese prototypes. The Japanese form has continued to be produced in Japan to the present day. The Japanese form was also copied in Jingdezhen in the 1700s.
- On display (G46/dc16)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number