Important Art Object

Dish with a design of a banquet scene


Artist Ko-kutani (old Kutani) type, Imari warea
Period Edo period, 17th century
Materials and techniques Porcelain with overglaze enamels
Size H.9.0 D.40.9 BD.20.1


Among various ko-Kutani ware are large dishes of over 30cm in diamter. This is a well-known example of one the largest dishes of ko-Kutani ware with a design unique to this piece. The dish, of a gray white porcelain clay, is very thinly potted. It features delicate scrollwork around the perimeter, and is decorated on the interior surface with a Chinese banquet scene shown from a bird's-eye perspective as if through an open roof, with mists above and below.

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