Bowl with rocks and trees
Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamels over transparent glaze (Hizen ware; Kakiemon type)
Overall: 4 x 7 1/8 in. (10.2 x 18.1 cm)
The Hans Syz Collection, Gift of Stephan B. Syz and John D. Syz, 1995
Not on view
Polygonal bowls with turned out rims such as this example were a favorite export item first from China, and then from Japan. The somewhat fanciful and abbreviated forms of the rocks, plums, maple, and pine trees are much livelier than those found on Japanese porcelains made for domestic use.
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