Vase with Figures in Landscape

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
ca. 1660–80
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze (Hizen ware)
Dimensions:
H. 11 1/4 in. (28.5 cm); Diam. 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Danziger Gift, 1981
Accession Number:
1981.354
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 203
In addition to the shape, both the theme of scholars in a landscape and the swirling clouds in the composition reflect the importance of Chinese prototypes in early Japanese porcelain.
[ Kee II Choi, Jr. , New York, until 1981; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Great Waves: Chinese Themes in the Arts of Korea and Japan I," March 1, 2003–September 21, 2003.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Landscapes in Japanese Art," June 24, 2010–November 7, 2010.