Jar with lid

Jar with lid

1600s
Country
Japan
Style/Tradition
Kakiemon Ware
jar
Museum Purchase in Memory of Frederica Lefevre Bellamy
1970.11A-B
. Jar with lid. 1600s. Museum Purchase in Memory of Frederica Lefevre Bellamy. 1970.11A-B.
This object is currently on view
Dimensions
height: 5.5 in, 13.9700 cm; width: 4.625 in, 11.7475 cm
Department
Asian
Collection
Asian

Jar with Lid
Japan, Arita
1600s, Edo period
Porcelain with overglaze enamel
Purchase in memory of Fredrica LeFevre Bellamy
1970.11A-B

In the mid-1660s, the Japanese potter Sakaida Kakiemon (1596–1666) introduced the use of overglaze enamel decoration on his porcelains, a technique learned from Chinese potters at the port city of Nagasaki.  The red, blue, and green designs on this lidded jar are characteristic of the colors found on Kakiemon ware, produced in Saga Prefecture in Kyushu, Japan’s third largest island. By the late 1600s, Kakiemon ware was being imported by Europeans, and, in the 1700s, European factories began to borrow and adapt Kakiemon porcelain shapes and designs into their production.

Known Provenance
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