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染錦女官図小皿
Dish with Design of Court Lady by the Gate of a Shinto Shrine

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
1650–60s
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Porcelain with underglaze blue, overglaze enamels, and gold (Hizen ware, Arita type)
Dimensions:
H. 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm); Diam. 9 1/8 in. (4.4 x 23.2 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Stewart Smith, 1893
Accession Number:
93.3.462
Not on view
Heian-period court ladies like the one depicted here appear on porcelain produced at Arita kilns in the mid-seventeenth century. An early example of enameled porcelain from Arita, this dish exemplifies ties to Nabeshima ware in its quality and gold application.
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