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Title

Dish with tiger and dragon design


Artist

Arita ware

Japan


About

Characteristically for Kakiemon, the design on this dish is Chinese (a tiger and dragon) executed in vibrant enamel colours, while the body is a warm, rich white against which the motifs are delicately and sparsely placed. Typical too of Kakiemon is the rust-red coating on the rim.

In Europe a passion developed for Kakiemon porcelain, where it was first copied by Meissen and later in England by the Chelsea, Bow and Worcester factories. In fact, before its acquisition by the gallery, this piece had mistakenly been exhibited as Chelsea.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.262.


Details


Other Titles

Kakiemon style

Arita ware Kakiemon style dish with tiger and dragon design


Place where the work was made

Arita Japan


Date

circa 1670-circa 1690


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

porcelain with overglaze enamel


Dimensions

3.5 x 18.3 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1983


Location

Not on display


Accession number

206.1983


Artist information

Arita ware

Works in the collection

12


Place

Where the work was made
Arita

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Chiaki Ajioka, The world of Antiques & Art, 'The Origins of Ko-Kutani Porcelain', pg. 90-92, Bondi Junction, Jul 2002-Dec 2002, 90 (colour illus.).

Jackie Menzies, The Art Gallery of New South Wales collections, 'Asian Art - India, South-East Asia, China, Tibet, Korea, Japan', pg. 173-228, Sydney, 1994, 218 (colour illus.).

Jackie Menzies and Edmund Capon, Asian Collection Handbook, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Japanese Art', pg. 70-82, Sydney, 1990, 75 (colour illus.).

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Ceramics', Sydney, 2003, 262 (colour illus.).