Cruet jug for soy sauceOn display
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Cruet jug for soy sauce
Associated peopleSoame Jenyns (1904 - 1976) (owner)
Edo Period (1600 - 1868)
Material and technique
porcelain, with red overglaze enamel, and gold and pink colloidal gold; handle pierced for mount
Dimensions19.5 x 11.5 x 10.5 cm (height x width x depth)
at foot 6.5 cm (diameter)
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. 378 on p. 220, illus. p. 220