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Iro-Nabeshima Plate with Chrysanthemums (Leaves and Tendrils) Design, one of five

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Iro-Nabeshima Plate with Chrysanthemums (Leaves and Tendrils) Design, one of five


Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
early 18th century

Medium & Support
porcelain with blue underglaze painting and overglaze enamels

1 7/8 in. x 6 in. x 6 in. ( 4.8 cm x 15.24 cm x 15.24 cm )

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

Label copy
he 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.

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Additional Object Classification(s)
Decorative Arts

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3 Related Resources

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

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