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Kyo-Satsuma vase with figures, flowers, and landscape scenes

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earthenware, underglaze painting

  • earthenware

    Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1000-1200⁰c. The resulting ceramic is non-vitreous and varies in colour from dark red to yellow.

  • underglaze painting

    Painting applied to ceramic material before a transparent, or monochrome or coloured glaze for Islamic objects, is applied. The technique was initially developed in China.


    • Second floor | Room 36 | Japan

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  • Japanese Decorative Arts of the Meiji Period 1868-1912 by Oliver Impey and Joyce Seaman

    Japanese Decorative Arts of the Meiji Period

    Earthenware vase of square section with everted neck and painted borders on neck and shoulders. The sides elaborately enameled with scenes of women and children and flowers and animals. Seal on base: Kyōto Hōzan. Each painted panel signed: Shunkei with different seals: Uzaki.

    As the so-called Satsuma style in Kyōto increased in sophistication in such examples as this, and at the factory of Kinkōzan, the individual painters often signed their better work, though we lack information on their identities.

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