Plate with river sceneOn display
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Plate with river scene
Artist/makerpossibly Kakiemon workshops (established mid-17th century) (potter)
Edo Period (1600 - 1868)
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in blue, and polychrome overglaze enamels
Dimensions2.8 cm (height)
21.7 cm (diameter)
at foot 13.4 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 35 | West meets East
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.
Painting applied to ceramic material before a transparent, or monochrome or coloured glaze for Islamic objects, is applied. The technique was initially developed in China.
Impey, Oliver, Japanese Export Porcelain: Catalogue of the Collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (Amsterdam: Hotei Publishing, 2002), no. 169 on p. 128, pp. 26 & 128, illus. p. 128