Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels (Arita ware, Kakiemon type)
H. 13 3/4 in. (34.9 cm); Diam. 12 3/8 in. (31.4 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
A Chinese-style garden wraps around the curved surfaces of this large bowl and its round cover. With its pair of birds on rocks with peonies on one side and chrysanthemums on the other, it is a type that is known in several examples found in Europe, where it was highly prized in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Its white body and palette of bright clear greens and blues with red and yellow were inspired by Chinese famille verte of the Kangxi era (1662–1722) and characterize the enameled ware traditionally known as Kakiemon porcelain.
[ Harry G. C. Packard , Tokyo, until 1975; donated and sold to MMA].
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Kodai-ji Lacquer," 1995.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sense of Place: Landscape in Japanese Art," May 8, 2002–September 8, 2002.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Great Waves: Chinese Themes in the Arts of Korea and Japan II," March 22, 2003–September 21, 2003.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Japanese Mandalas: Emanations and Avatars," June 18, 2009–November 30, 2009.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Five Thousand Years of Japanese Art: Treasures from the Packard Collection," December 17, 2009–June 10, 2010.
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
Artist: Design attributed to Cornelis Pronk (Dutch, Amsterdam 1691–1759 Amsterdam)Date: ca. 1734–37Medium: Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under and colored enamels over transparent glaze (Hizen ware; Imari type)
Accession: 2002.447.121On view in:Gallery 201