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Molded Dish with Chrysanthemum Design

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
ca. 1650
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Porcelain painted with overglaze enamels (Hizen ware, Ko Kutani style)
Dimensions:
H. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm); W. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Stewart Smith, 1893
Accession Number:
93.3.464
Not on view
This dish, with its sophisticated shape and complex design of a chrysanthemum flower seen from both the front and the back, exemplifies early porcelain in the Ko Kutani style, produced in the former Hizen domain. The Chinese character for good fortune (fuku in Japanese) marks the inside of the foot.
Marking: Mark on base:"Fuku"
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