Dish with Geese and Rocks
Edo period (1615–1868)
Porcelain painted with colored enamels over transparent glaze (Hizen ware)
H. 2 7/16 in. (6.2 cm); Diam. 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm); Diam. (foot) 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)
Dr. and Mrs. Roger G. Gerry Collection, Bequest of Dr. and Mrs. Roger G. Gerry, 2000
Japanese production of porcelain, which began in the early seventeenth century, flourished in the second half of the century in part thanks to the demands of the Dutch, who needed a new supplier as a result of the political disorder in China at the time. The shape and decoration of this dish follow the Chinese kraak ware; however, the colors of the enamels are uniquely Japanese.
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