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Jar with Chrysanthemums and Rocks

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
18th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Porcelain painted with colored enamels over transparent glaze (Hizen ware; Kakiemon type)
Dimensions:
H. 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm); Diam. 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
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
Accession Number:
1975.268.524
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.
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