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Ewer with Strap Handle and Floral Decoration

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
ca. 1680
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Porcelain with overglaze enamels (Arita ware, Kakiemon-related type)
Dimensions:
H. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm); Diam. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Dr. and Mrs. Roger G. Gerry Collection, Bequest of Dr. and Mrs. Roger G. Gerry, 2000
Accession Number:
2002.447.66
Not on view
Western forms were commissioned by the Dutch East India Company. The Japanese were given either wooden models, European pieces or drawings to imitate. Here decoration is effectively used on a western form in the Kakiemon style.
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