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Title

Covered jar with design of aster, pinks and birds

18th century

Artist

Arita ware

Japan

  • Details

    Other Titles
    Imari ware covered jar
    Covered jar
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
    Date
    18th century
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    porcelain with red and gold overglaze enamels
    Dimensions
    83.5 x 40.0 cm :

    a - jar, 59 x 40 x 22.2 cm

    b - lid, 26.5 x 26.5 cm

    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the J.S. Watkins Memorial Fund 1984
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    151.1984.a-b
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Arita ware

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  • About

    Arita ware or Imari ware?

    Arita ware (porcelain made around the Arita region) is commonly referred to as 'Imari ware' both in Japan and overseas because porcelain products from the region were transported to domestic and overseas markets through the port of Imari, approximately 15km north of Arita. For the sake of consistency, all porcelain works produced during the Edo period in the Art Gallery of New South Wales collection are catalogued according to the production site, e.g. Arita ware and Hasami ware.

    Imari itself was home to the Nabeshima ware, exclusively produced at the Ôkawachi kilns for official use of the ruling Nabeshima clan. With the establishment of the Meiji government in 1868 the independent fiefs of the Edo period were replaced by prefectures in 1871, and the Ôkawachi kilns entered the free market. The term 'Imari ware' (or Ôkawachi ware) now applies to works produced in Imari from 1871 to the present.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • Glorious, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 May 2017–06 Jan 2019

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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