Iro-Nabeshima Plate with Fern-frond Border Design, one of fiveArtist(s)JapaneseArtist NationalityJapanese (culture or style)Object Creation Dateearly 18th centuryMedium & Supportporcelain with blue underglaze and overglaze enamel paintingDimensions
1 13/16 in. x 5 7/8 in. x 5 7/8 in. ( 4.6 cm x 14.92 cm x 14.92 cm )Credit LineMuseum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection FundLabel copy
The Nabeshima kiln in northern Kyûshû, Japan, produced high quality porcelains, which the local governing family used as part of their annual tribute to the Tokugawa overlords. Reflecting the sophisticated taste of the military class, Nabeshima designs are elegant, intricate and witty. In this series of five plates, the artist uses several traditional seasonal motifs, but always with an unexpected twist.Primary Object Classification Ceramic Primary Object TypeplateAdditional Object Classification(s)Decorative ArtsCollection AreaAsianRights
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