Satsuma tea bowl with animals, plants, and figures

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    Earthenware teabowl decorated over a matt translucent glaze, in coloured enamels, with fourteen different shaped cartouches containing flowers, birds and figures, all against a gold sayagata ground. The interior with a fierce coiled dragon among clouds.

    This bowl can be firmly attributed to the Chin Jukan workshop, by comparison with the decoration on the pair of large vases made for the World’s Columbian Exhibition of Chicago in 1893, by Chin Jukan XII, which have similar floral cartouches on an identical gold sayagata background. This attribution has been confirmed by the present Chin Jukan XV.

    In: Impey, Oliver, and Joyce Seaman, Japanese Decorative Arts of the Meiji Period 1868-1912, Ashmolean Handbooks (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005)

Glossary of terms

earthenware

glaze

Further reading

Impey, Oliver, and Joyce Seaman, Japanese Decorative Arts of the Meiji Period 1868-1912, Ashmolean Handbooks (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005), no. 23 on p. 50, illus. p. 51

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