Bottle with design of Waves, a Dragon, and Mount Fuji

Artist/maker unknown, Japanese

Geography:
Made in Japan, Asia

Period:
Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Date:
Late 19th century

Medium:
Glazed porcelain with underglaze decoration (Hirado ware), "Blue and White"

Dimensions:
4 13/16 x 3 11/16 inches (12.3 x 9.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1897-344

Credit Line:
The General Hector Tyndale Memorial Collection, 1897

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Label:
In this dynamic, panoramic scene, a dragon flies dramatically through the space between the rushing waves and lofty Mount Fuji. Dragons are a symbol of felicity and are frequently depicted in scenes of the great mountain, where a dragon deity is said to reside.