Dish with Design of Peonies and a Rock Formation

Artist/maker unknown, Japanese

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

Period:
Edo Period (1615-1868)

Date:
Late 17th - early 18th century

Medium:
Porcelain with underglaze blue and overglaze enamel decoration (Arita ware, Nabeshima-style)

Dimensions:
2 3/8 x 8 1/16 inches (6 x 20.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1897-207

Credit Line:
The General Hector Tyndale Memorial Collection, 1897

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Label:
Nabeshima-style wares are highly refined and feature underglaze blue and overglaze enamel decoration in applied colors such as red, yellow, and bluish-green. The backs of dishes also have underglaze blue decoration, usually depicting jewels bound with ribbons, peonies, and similar motifs.