East Asian Art
VaseMade in Hizen (present-day Saga Prefecture), Japan, Asia
Meiji Period (1868-1912), Late 19th century
Fukagawa Yeizaemon, Japanese, 1833 - 1889
Glazed porcelain with underglaze blue and overglaze enamel and gilt decoration (Arita ware)
Currently not on view
1897-353The General Hector Tyndale Memorial Collection, 1897
LabelThe underglaze blue color on this vase is obtained from the mineral cobalt. From the 1870s on, man-made cobalt became popular because of its lower cost, although some potters may have continued to use the natural cobalt for important pieces.