Figure of a shishi, or lion dogOn display
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Figure of a shishi, or lion dog
Artist/makerpossibly Kakiemon workshops (established mid-17th century) (potter)
Edo Period (1600 - 1868)
Material and technique
porcelain, probably mould-made, with hand-modelled details, and polychrome overglaze enamels; tail missing
Dimensions12.8 x 12 x 10 cm max. (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 37 | Japan 1600 - 1850
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Glossary of terms
Ceramic material composed of kaolin, quartz, and feldspar which is fired to a temperature of c.1350-1400⁰c. The resulting ceramic is vitreous, translucent, and white in colour.
Impey, Oliver, Japanese Export Porcelain: Catalogue of the Collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (Amsterdam: Hotei Publishing, 2002), no. 187 on p. 136, p. 135, illus. p. 136