Porcelain with underglaze blue, yellow-brown glaze, and overglaze enamels (Hizen ware, Nabeshima type)
H. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm); W. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm); L. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm)
Gift of Charles Stewart Smith, 1893
Not on view
The blues in this rare early Nabeshima dish have violet tones not seen in later examples. The rust-colored glaze covering much of the surface evidences early Nabeshima’s technical and aesthetic similarities to enameled porcelain produced in the nearby Arita region.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Storytelling in Japanese Art," November 19, 2011–May 6, 2012.