Iro-Nabeshima Plate with Maple Leaves on Spider Wed design, one of fiveArtist(s)JapaneseArtist NationalityJapanese (culture or style)Object Creation Dateearly 18th centuryMedium & Supportporcelain with blue underglaze painting and overglaze enamelsDimensions
1 13/16 in. x 5 5/16 in. x 5 5/16 in. ( 4.6 cm x 13.5 cm x 13.5 cm )Credit LineMuseum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection FundLabel 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.
“Four Seasons In Japanese Art”: Special Installation of Japanese Gallery at UMMA: Object Labels
July 5, 2003-January 4, 2004Primary Object Classification Ceramic Primary Object TypeplateAdditional Object Classification(s)Decorative ArtsCollection AreaAsianRights
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