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Tea Bowl

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Description The exterior is decorated with stylized phoenixes and peonies. The interior displays bats around the rim, and calligraphy which refers to the sea of good fortunes and the mountains of longevity; things associated with birthday wishes and congratulations.
  • Exposition Universelle. Paris. 1878.
Provenance Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1878; William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1878, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions Kahin Shiryu
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1878

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mid 19th century (Edo)
porcelain with underglaze cobalt and overglaze enamels
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H: 2 7/16 x Diam: 4 3/4 in. (6.2 x 12 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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