Cup with ships painted in the van Frijtom styleOn display
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Cup with ships painted in the van Frijtom style
Artist/makercopyist of Frederik van Frijtom (1632 - 1702)
Associated peopleChenghua, Emperor of China (ruled 1465 - 1487) (named on object)
Associated placeAsia Japan Kyūshū Saga prefecture Arita Arita kiln-sites (place of creation)Europe (original location)Europe Netherlands (possible) (possible original location)
Dateearly 18th century
Edo Period (1600 - 1868)
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in blue
Dimensions4 cm (height)
7.5 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 37 | Japan 1600 - 1850
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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. 396 on p. 228, pp. 20, 226, & 229, illus. p. 228