Bottle with the 'Three Friends of Winter'On display
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Bottle with the 'Three Friends of Winter'
Artist/makerpossibly Kakiemon workshops (established mid-17th century) (potter)
Datemount probably 19th century (1801 - 1900)
Edo Period (1600 - 1868)
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in blue; silver mount
Dimensions23.2 cm (height)
13 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. 138 on p. 113, p. 113, illus. p. 113