Arita ware dish with design of chrysanthemums by a brushwood fenceArtist(s)JapaneseArtist NationalityJapanese (culture or style)Object Creation Dateearly 18th centuryMedium & Supportporcelain with blue underglaze and overglaze enamel paintingDimensions
1 3/8 in. x 8 7/16 in. ( 3.49 cm x 21.4 cm )Credit LineGift of Mr. and Mrs. George F. GreenLabel copy
The unknown artist of this dish has drawn a scene of a long-tailed bird (an auspicious creature) flying toward chrysanthemums in full bloom, as if mesmerized by the beauty of these autumn flowers. A sense of movement is created by the asymmetrical design, and the quality of the line drawing is suberb. This dish is a fine example of Arita ware, a type of decorated porcelain that was developed in the seventeenth century. It is in the so-called Kakiemon style (after the name of a famous potter), recognizable by the sophistication of its sparse, asymmetrical design.
“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 TypedishCollection AreaAsianRights
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