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Plate with ‘Parasol Lady’ design
Artist/makerafter Cornelis Pronk (1691 - 1759)
Date1736 - 1750
Edo Period (1600 - 1868)
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in blue, and polychrome overglaze enamels, including gold
Dimensions4 cm (height)
22.2 cm (diameter)
at foot 11.7 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
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, Japanese Export Porcelain: Catalogue of the Collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (Amsterdam: Hotei Publishing, 2002), no. 428 on p. 243, pp. 223, 242, & 226, illus. p. 243