Footed Dish

Japan
Edo period (1615–1868)
early 18th century
Porcelain with underglaze blue and overglaze colored enamels (Nabeshima ware)
2 5/16 x 8 11/16 in. (5.8 x 22.1 cm)
AP 1968.12
Currently Not On View
Nabeshima was among the several porcelain wares made in the Arita region during the Edo period. The Nabeshima style conformed to the demanding taste of the Japanese noble families who were its principal patrons. This porcelain was not exported. The circular motifs framed by cherry blossoms are unidentified mon, or family crests.

Provenance

(N.V. Hammer, Inc., New York); purchased by Kimbell Art Foundation, Fort Worth, 1968.