Plate with rabbits and wavesOn display
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Plate with rabbits and waves
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in blue
Dimensions2.7 cm (height)
20.7 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Purchased with the assistance of the Story Fund, 1992.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 37 | Japan 1600 - 1850
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, The Early Porcelain Kilns of Japan: Arita in the First Half of the Seventeenth Century, Oxford Oriental Monographs (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996), p. xiii, illus. p. 157 fig. 120