Figure of a boy seated on a shogi, or chess boardOn display
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Figure of a boy seated on a shogi, or chess board
Artist/makerpossibly Kakiemon workshops (established mid-17th century) (potter)
Associated placeAsia Japan Kyūshū Saga prefecture Arita Arita kiln-sites (place of creation)Asia Japan Kyūshū Saga prefecture Arita Arita kiln-sites (possible; Aka-e machi) (place of creation)Europe (original location)
Date1680 - 1700
Edo Period (1600 - 1868)
Material and technique
porcelain, probably mould-made, with hand-modelled details, underglaze painting in blue, and with red, green, and black overglaze enamels, and gold
Dimensions18.4 x 12.7 x 11 cm max. (height x width x depth)
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. 188 on p. 137, illus. p. 137