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Plate with 'Deshima Island' theme
Artist/makercopyist of Frederik van Frijtom (1632 - 1702)
Dateearly 18th century
Edo Period (1600 - 1868)
Material and technique
porcelain, mould-made, with underglaze painting in blue, and iron-brown painting on the rim
Dimensions3.3 cm (height)
19.1 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
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. 391 on p. 227, pp. 20, 227, & 228, illus. p. 227