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Arita ware

(Japan  – )

Dish with tiger and dragon design

Other titles:
Kakiemon style, Arita ware Kakiemon style dish with tiger and dragon design
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Place of origin
Arita, Japan
Period
Japan: Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615–1868
Year
circa 1670-circa 1690
Media
Ceramic
Medium
porcelain with overglaze enamel
Dimensions
3.5 x 18.3 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1983
Accession number
206.1983