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Octagonal dish with Hob in the Well design
Artist/makerKakiemon workshops (established mid-17th century) (potter)
Associated peopleSima Guang (1019 - 1086) (subject)
Associated placeAsia Japan Kyūshū Saga prefecture Arita Arita kiln-sites Nangawara Kakiemon kiln-sites (place of creation)Europe (original location)
Edo Period (1600 - 1868)
Material and technique
nigoshide porcelain, with polychrome overglaze enamels, including gold; iron-brown glaze on the rim, with gilded decoration
Dimensions3.3 cm (height)
20.4 cm max. (diameter)
at foot 11.2 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 35 | West meets East
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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, Japanese Export Porcelain: Catalogue of the Collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (Amsterdam: Hotei Publishing, 2002), no. 230 on p. 157, pp. 132, 145 & 157, illus. p. 157