- Other Titles
- Kakiemon style
Arita ware Kakiemon style dish with tiger and dragon design
- Place where the work was made
- Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
- circa 1670-circa 1690
- Media category
- Materials used
- porcelain with overglaze enamel
- 3.5 x 18.3 cm
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Purchased 1983
- Grand Courts
- Accession number
- Artist information
Works in the collection
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.
Where the work was made
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Exhibition of Chelsea and Chelsea Derby Porcelain, The Ceramic Society of Australia, Sydney, 02 Oct 1952–17 Oct 1952
Exhibition of Old English China 1742-1835, The Ceramic Society of Australia, Sydney, 15 Sep 1959–23 Sep 1959
Grand Courts Collection Rehang, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Nov 2021–2025
Referenced in 4 publications
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 and Edmund Capon AM, OBE, 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.).
Jackie Menzies, AGNSW Collections, 'Asian Art - India, South-East Asia, China, Tibet, Korea, Japan', pg. 173-228, Sydney, 1994, 218 (colour illus.).
Ethel McIllwraith, pre 1983, Linden/New South Wales/Australia
Randall Reed, 1983, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, purchased by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1983.
Other works by Arita ware
Plate featuring a map of Japan and neighbouring islands and countries Arita ware 1830-1843 154.1981 On display – Lower Asian gallery
Octagonal bowl with design of two phoenixes on the interior and pine and flowering plum trees on the exterior Arita ware late 17th century-early 18th century 172.1986
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