Petalled saucer with cranesOn display
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Petalled saucer with cranes
Artist/makerKakiemon workshops (established mid-17th century) (potter)
Dateearly 18th century
Edo Period (1600 - 1868)
Material and technique
porcelain, moulded, with underglaze painting in blue, and iron-brown glaze on the rim
Dimensions3 cm (height)
18.2 cm irregular, max. (diameter)
at foot 12 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
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.
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. 144 on p. 116, illus. p. 116