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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1998.221
  • Catalogue No.: 37
  • Object type: Dish
  • Kiln/Location: Early Enamelled Ware, Arita in Ao-Katani style
  • Period/Date: mid-17th century
  • Dimensions: D. 38.4 cm
  • Provenance: Story Fund
  • Description: Large dish. The shape a continuous curve on a strong foot. Enamelled in dark green and dark purple enamels, with black lines on a yellow ground. The decoration of a bunch of tattered banana leaves in green among purple clouds on a yellow ground of half-daisy pattern. The reverse washed in thin green enamel with black cloud pattern; the inside of the footrim plain.

    As with most Kutani style wares, the decoration appears to be unique, but probably derives from textile patterning. Some Kutani style wares bear decoration derived from printed books, such as Hasshu gafu (see National Museum of Japanese History, 1998, pp. 166-7).

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