Dish with a design of roses, Nabeshima ware

Information

Data

Period Edo period, late 17th - early 18th century
Materials and techniques Porcelain with underglaze blue and overglaze enamels
Size H.4.3 D.14.3 BD.8.0

Explanation

Nabeshima dishes were produced with the utmost effort to make the a perfect circle. The dishes are thick around the foot, and have full, rounded was, which are not pulled up very high. Illustrated here is a dish of a pure0white clay body, decorated with scattered leaves in underglaze blue and yellow and green overglaze enamels, amongst which roses are drawn in red, a design which makes full use of its rounded surface. The back is decorated with the shippo tunagi design, and the foot with the comb design.