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Bowl with rocks and trees

Date:
ca. 1700–10
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamels over transparent glaze (Hizen ware; Kakiemon type)
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 x 7 1/8 in. (10.2 x 18.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain-Export
Credit Line:
The Hans Syz Collection, Gift of Stephan B. Syz and John D. Syz, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.268.101
Not on view
Polygonal bowls with turned out rims such as this example were a favorite export item first from China, and then from Japan. The somewhat fanciful and abbreviated forms of the rocks, plums, maple, and pine trees are much livelier than those found on Japanese porcelains made for domestic use.
Hans Syz
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