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Vase with Figures in Landscape

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
ca. 1660–80
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze (Hizen ware)
Dimensions:
H. 11 1/4 in. (28.5 cm); Diam. 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Danziger Gift, 1981
Accession Number:
1981.354
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 203
In addition to the shape, both the theme of scholars in a landscape and the swirling clouds in the composition reflect the importance of Chinese prototypes in early Japanese porcelain.
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