Description This tea jar is an example of blue and white porcelain exported to Japan in the 16th century. In underglaze cobalt blue is painted a scene with two figures, mountains, and architectural elements. Japanese overglaze enamels in bright red, green, and yellow embellish the painting. Atop the flat and round lid sits a three dimensional sculpture of a lion painted in both underglaze blue and overglaze red.
- Masterpieces of Chinese Porcelain. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1980-1981.
Provenance William T. or Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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