Porcelain painted with colored enamels over transparent glaze (Hizen ware; Kakiemon type)
H. 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm); Diam. 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm)
The Harry G. C. Packard Collection of Asian Art, Gift of Harry G. C. Packard, and Purchase, Fletcher, Rogers, Harris Brisbane Dick, and Louis V. Bell Funds, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, and The Annenberg Fund Inc. Gift, 1975
Not on view
Often mentioned in poetry, chrysanthemums and autumn grasses serve as metaphors for the passing of time and the ephemeral nature of reality. Here, they are painted using the distinctive blues, pinks, and greens that characterize the Kakiemon style of decoration.
Date: late 17th centuryMedium: Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under and colored enamels over transparent glaze (Hizen ware; Kakiemon type); American mount
Accession: 2002.447.60a, bOn view in:Gallery 201