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Dish with Kakiemon Enamels
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Dish with Kakiemon Enamels


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Description According to tradition, the technique of decorating porcelain with overglaze enamels was revealed to Sakaida Kakiemon, the earliest member of a family of potters, by a Chinese official in 1646. Characteristic of the wares associated with the Kakiemon family is this dish with its plum tree, banded hedge, phoenix, and floral decoration in brilliant red, green, and blue enamels. Such wares were exported to Europe from about 1670 to 1690 by the Dutch East India Company.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
late 17th century (Edo)
Medium
Porcelain with red, yellow, green black, purple, and gold enamels
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
49.1285
Measurements
H: 2 1/16 × Diam: 7 1/8 in. (5.2 × 18.1 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)

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