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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1978.612
  • Catalogue No.: 274
  • Object type: Bowl
  • Kiln/Location: Kakiemon style, Arita
  • Period/Date: early 18th century
  • Dimensions: H. 5.4 cm, D. 13.2 cm
  • Provenance: Reitlinger gift
  • Description: Bowl. Shallow curving sides, flared rim. Red, blue, green and black enamels with gold. Central leaping tiger in red beneath bamboo and prunus. Two red dragons chasing fiery pearls around rim. On outside, upper half of bowl with floral sprays and scattered blossom, lower half covered in a brown glaze.

    The large area of brown glaze is exceptional; for another, see Kyushu Ceramic Museum, Shibata, III, 1993a, no. 276.

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