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Dish

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
18th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
White porcelain decorated with blue under the glaze and incised design (Hirado ware)
Dimensions:
H. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm); Diam. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase by subscription, 1879
Accession Number:
79.2.1044
Not on view
The soft quality and even tone of the underglaze cobalt blue, seen here in the rendition of the quail, is characteristic of Mikawachi ware.
Samuel Putnam Avery Sr. , New York (until 1879)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Kodai-ji Lacquer," 1995.

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