An image of Jar with design of sea creatures and net in relief

MATSUMOTO Hôen

(Japan  – )

Meiji export crafts

(Japan circa 1872 – circa 1910)

Jar with design of sea creatures and net in relief

Location
Lower Asian gallery
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Meiji period 1868–1912
Year
late 19th century
Media
Ceramic
Medium
enamelled porcelain
Dimensions
37.8 x 22.8 cm :
a - jar, 28.5 x 22.8 cm
b - outer lid, 4.4 x 12 cm
c - inner lid, 2.9 x 10.3 cm
d - stand, 7.2 x 20.8 cm
Signature & date

Signed c. base of part a - jar, in Japanese, inscribed "Nihon Tokyo Matsumoto Hôen ga [picture by Matsumoto Hôen in Tokyo, Japan]" [artist's seal]. Not dated.

Signed c. underside of part d - stand, in Japanese [inscribed],"Nihon Tokyo Matsumoto Hôen ga [picture by Matsumoto Hôen in Tokyo, Japan]" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of the Japanese Commissioners at International Exhibition 1889
Accession number
2439.a-d