Jar with design of sea creatures and net in relief
Meiji export crafts
circa 1872 - circa 1910
Place where the work was made
Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
37.8 x 22.8 cm :
a - jar; 28.5 x 22.8 cm
b - outer lid; 4.4 x 12 cm
c - inner lid; 2.9 x 10.3 cm
d - stand; 7.2 x 20.8 cm
Signature & date
Signed c. base of part a - jar, in Japanese, inscribed "Nihon Tokyo Matsumoto Hôen ga [picture by Matsumoto Hôen in Tokyo, Japan]" [artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed c. underside of part d - stand, in Japanese [inscribed],"Nihon Tokyo Matsumoto Hôen ga [picture by Matsumoto Hôen in Tokyo, Japan]" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Gift of the Japanese Commissioners at International Exhibition 1889