Dish with floral decoration in reserveOn display
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Dish with floral decoration in reserve
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in blue in reserve against a tenmoku glaze
Dimensions4.5 cm (height)
16 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Purchased with the assistance of the Story Fund, 1986.
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.
An iron glaze from Tianmu shan, a Chinese temple complex.
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, The Early Porcelain Kilns of Japan: Arita in the First Half of the Seventeenth Century, Oxford Oriental Monographs (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996), pp. xi & 38, pl. 12a (colour)