Deep Bowl with Lid, Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels (Arita ware, Kakiemon type), Japan

Deep Bowl with Lid

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
late 17th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels (Arita ware, Kakiemon type)
Dimensions:
H. 13 3/4 in. (34.9 cm); Diam. 12 3/8 in. (31.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
The Harry G. C. Packard Collection of Asian Art, Gift of Harry G. C. Packard, and Purchase, Fletcher, Rogers, Harris Brisbane Dick, and Louis V. Bell Funds, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, and The Annenberg Fund Inc. Gift, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.268.526a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 201
A Chinese-style garden wraps around the curved surfaces of this large bowl and its round cover. With its pair of birds on rocks with peonies on one side and chrysanthemums on the other, it is a type that is known in several examples found in Europe, where it was highly prized in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Its white body and palette of bright clear greens and blues with red and yellow were inspired by Chinese famille verte of the Kangxi era (1662–1722) and characterize the enameled ware traditionally known as Kakiemon porcelain.
[ Harry G. C. Packard , Tokyo, until 1975; donated and sold to MMA].
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Kodai-ji Lacquer," 1995.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sense of Place: Landscape in Japanese Art," May 8, 2002–September 8, 2002.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Great Waves: Chinese Themes in the Arts of Korea and Japan II," March 22, 2003–September 21, 2003.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Japanese Mandalas: Emanations and Avatars," June 18, 2009–November 30, 2009.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Five Thousand Years of Japanese Art: Treasures from the Packard Collection," December 17, 2009–June 10, 2010.