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Soba Cup, One of Pair

Asian Art

On View: Great Hall, 1st Floor
While many Japanese export wares designed for European clients depicted Japanese individuals, this soba cup, which was meant for the domestic market, shows a European man. In both instances, portrayals of the “other” were thought to be desirable designs.
MEDIUM Porcelain with cobalt blue underglaze design of Dutch merchants and signal flags.
DATES early 19th century
PERIOD Edo Period
DIMENSIONS 3 1/16 x 3 1/8 in. (7.7 x 7.9 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Asian Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Great Hall, 1st Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 1994.188.2
CREDIT LINE Gift of Robert S. Anderson
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Soba Cup, One of Pair, early 19th century. Porcelain with cobalt blue underglaze design of Dutch merchants and signal flags., 3 1/16 x 3 1/8 in. (7.7 x 7.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Robert S. Anderson, 1994.188.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1994.188.2_1994.188.3_view1_PS4.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1994.188.2_1994.188.3_view1_PS4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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 <em>Soba Cup, One of Pair</em>, early 19th century. Porcelain with cobalt blue underglaze design of Dutch merchants and signal flags., 3 1/16 x 3 1/8 in. (7.7 x 7.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Robert S. Anderson, 1994.188.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1994.188.2_1994.188.3_view1_PS4.jpg)