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bowl with chrysanthemums
  • Miyagawa Kōzan
    born: Makuzugahara, Kyoto, Japan ; died: Dangozaka, Tokyo, Japan ; active: Japan
  • bowl with chrysanthemums, late 1800s, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • Satsuma ware, porcelain, glazing, gilding
  • Object Height/Diameter: 6.7 x 10.8 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 5/8 x 4 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1639
Label Text

Bowl with cream glaze and all-over pattern of chrysanthemums in colored enamels outlined in fine gold line. Gold rim and trim around the base.

(Kilns established in the Satsuma domain in southern Kyushu by Korean potters in the late 16th century; initially produced stonewares covered with a thick dark glaze. During the mid 19th century, the well-known pottery with "brocade" enameled designs on a buff body was created. This later Satsuma ware is from a ceramic point of view earthenware - and does not have a "ring" when tapped. The paste is slightly yellowish and the glaze normally has a fine crackle. This highly decorated wares was produced in several cities such as Kyoto, Tokyo, Nagoya, Yokohama and elsewhere from the Meiji period mostly for export to the West, and is still being produced.)