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Title

Dish with tiger and dragon design

circa 1670-circa 1690

Artist

Arita ware

Japan

  • Details

    Other Titles
    Kakiemon style
    Arita ware Kakiemon style dish with tiger and dragon design
    Place where the work was made
    Arita Japan
    Period
    Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Arita ware

    Works in the collection

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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Arita

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications

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