Porcelain painted with overglaze enamels (Hizen ware, Ko Kutani style)
H. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm); W. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Gift of Charles Stewart Smith, 1893
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"
Captain Frank Brinkley , Tokyo (1893; sold to Smith). ; Charles Stewart Smith , New York (1893; donated to MMA).
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Kodai-ji Lacquer," 1995.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Resonant Image: Tradition in Japanese Art (Part Two)," April 27, 1998–September 27, 1998.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Japan," 1998.
New York. Japan Society Gallery. "Kazari: Decoration and Display in Japan, 15th–19th Centuries," October 15, 2002–December 31, 2002.
London. British Museum. "Kazari: Decoration and Display in Japan, 15th–19th Centuries," February 4, 2003–April 13, 2003.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Beautiful Country: Yamato-e in Japanese Art," November 20, 2010–June 5, 2011.
Artist: Design attributed to Cornelis Pronk (Dutch, Amsterdam 1691–1759 Amsterdam)Date: ca. 1734–37Medium: Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under and colored enamels over transparent glaze (Hizen ware; Imari type)
Accession: 2002.447.122On view in:Gallery 201