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Iro-Nabeshima Plate with Fern-frond Border Design, one of five

Accession Number
1964/1.100

Title
Iro-Nabeshima Plate with Fern-frond Border Design, one of five

Artist(s)
Japanese

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
early 18th century

Medium & Support
porcelain with blue underglaze and overglaze enamel painting

Dimensions
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 Line
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Label 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 Type
plate

Additional Object Classification(s)
Decorative Arts

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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3 Related Resources

Japan Pax Tokugawa 1600-1868
(Part of: Empires and Colonialism)
PAST - Rainbow of Ceramics 
(Part of: FFW Lower Level Study Cases     )

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