Vase

Fukagawa Yeizaemon, Japanese, 1833 - 1889

Geography:
Made in Hizen (present-day Saga Prefecture), Japan, Asia

Period:
Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Date:
Late 19th century

Medium:
Glazed porcelain with underglaze blue and overglaze enamel and gilt decoration (Arita ware)

Dimensions:
27 1/2 x 12 3/8 inches (69.8 x 31.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1897-353

Credit Line:
The General Hector Tyndale Memorial Collection, 1897

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Label:
The 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.