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  • Museum Accession No.: EA2000.179
  • Catalogue No.: 37B
  • Object type: Dish
  • Kiln/Location: Early Enamelled Ware, Arita in Ko-Kutani style
  • Period/Date: mid-17th century
  • Dimensions: D. 30 cm
  • Provenance: Anonymous gift
  • Description: Large deep dish. The flanged edge upturned, and with a scrolling pattern in blue reserved against a white background. Enamelled in thin enamels with a bird on a flowering branch, rocks and bamboo within two circumferential underglaze blue rings. The wall with alternate circular and twinned circular cartouches with floral and geometric patterns, outlined in underglaze blue. The reverse with flower sprays and cartouches above two underglaze blue rings. The foot with a single and double underglaze blue circumferential lines and a fuku mark.

    The decoration relates to that on a dish in the Matsuoka Museum, illustrated in Impey, 1996, pl. 40a, who also illustrates a sherd from Yamabeta kiln-site with similar cartouches on the wall with double blue rings. This dish can therefore tentatively be attributed to the Yamabeta kiln.

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  • Illustrated: Ogi Ichiro, 1998, vol. 3, pl. 77
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