Plate with Geese in Lotus Pond
- Edo period (1615–1868)
- Porcelain painted with colored enamels over transparent glaze (Hizen ware)
- H. 2 7/16 in. (6.2 cm); Diam. 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm); Diam. (foot) 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Dr. and Mrs. Roger G. Gerry Collection, Bequest of Dr. and Mrs. Roger G. Gerry, 2000
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Japanese production of porcelain, which began in the early seventeenth century, flourished in the second half of the century in part thanks to the demands of the Dutch, who needed a new supplier as a result of the political disorder in China at the time. The shape and decoration of this dish follow the Chinese kraak ware; however, the colors of the enamels are uniquely Japanese.