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.
Captain Frank Brinkley , Tokyo (1893; sold to Smith). ; Charles Stewart Smith , New York (1893; donated to MMA).
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Storytelling in Japanese Art," November 19, 2011–May 6, 2012.