Bowl with Flowering Cherry Branch Design

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
1730
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Porcelain with iron-oxide glaze and underglaze cobalt-blue decoration (Hizen ware, Kutani type)
Dimensions:
H. 2 in. (5.1 cm); W. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Stewart Smith, 1893
Accession Number:
93.3.337
Not on view
The brown iron-oxide glaze in combination with the underglaze cobalt blue often, though not exclusively, appears on porcelain meant for the internal Japanese market.
Captain Frank Brinkley , Tokyo (1893; sold to Smith).; Charles Stewart Smith , New York (1893; donated to MMA).
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Kodai-ji Lacquer," 1995.