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Dish with three egrets
Date2nd half of the 17th century
Material and technique
porcelain, mould-made with painting in blue under a ruri glaze, and gold and silver overglaze enamels; iron-brown painting on the rim
Dimensions2.5 x 16.8 x 12 cm max. (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Purchased with the assistance of the Story Fund, 1991.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 37 | Japan 1600 - 1850
Glossary of terms
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.
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, The Early Porcelain Kilns of Japan: Arita in the First Half of the Seventeenth Century, Oxford Oriental Monographs (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996), p. xi, pl. 25b (colour) & cover