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Hizen Ware Apothecary Jar with Bird-and-Flower Design

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Japan, Saga prefecture, Arita kilns, Hizen Ware Apothecary Jar with Bird-and-Flower Design, 1670s, porcelain with underglaze blue painting, Museum Purchase: Funds provided by Morris Schnitzer in honor of Mildred Schnitzer, no known copyright restrictions, 80.65

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Title

Hizen Ware Apothecary Jar with Bird-and-Flower Design

Artist

Japan, Saga prefecture, Arita kilns (Japanese)

Date

1670s

Period

Japan: Edo period (1615-1868)

Medium

porcelain with underglaze blue painting

Dimensions (H x W x D)

16 1/4 in x 10 1/4 in diam.

Inscriptions & Markings

inscription: I.C., base

Collection Area

Asian Art

Category

Ceramics

Object Type

jar

Culture

Japanese

Credit Line

Museum Purchase: Funds provided by Morris Schnitzer in honor of Mildred Schnitzer

Accession Number

80.65

Copyright

no known copyright restrictions

Terms

ceramics

Imari

jars

porcelain

underglazing

Place Made

Created in: Kyūshū-chihō

Description

The bold, swelling form of this jar and the vigor of its freely painted design illustrate the high quality of privately commissioned ceramics made at Arita in the late seventeenth century. On the base, the initials I.C. are surrounded by a wreath, identifying the jar's original owner as Johannes Camphuys (1634–1695). Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies from 1684 to 1691, he traveled to Japan from his base in Batavia (now Jakarta, Indonesia) three times in the 1670s to serve as overseer of the Dutch trading station in Nagasaki.

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