Arita Blue and White Charger
On View: Great Hall, 1st Floor
Although made in Japan for export to Europe, the design of this charger imitates Chinese Kraak porcelain. This Japanese emulation of a Chinese ware that catered to European tastes illustrates the cross-cultural complexity of the global ceramic trade
at the time.
Porcelain, blue underglaze, in Wan Li style
Gift of Dr. Bertram H. Schaffner
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Arita Blue and White Charger, ca. 1680. Porcelain, blue underglaze, in Wan Li style, 3 x 18 1/8 in. (7.6 x 46 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. Bertram H. Schaffner, 1993.106.10. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1993.106.10_PS2.jpg)
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Large charger with everted rim. Painted decoration consisting of stylized landscape in central section surrounded by border decoration of repeated alternating panels of sunflower and fans separated by geometric panels. Outside rim decoration of stylized floral scrolls.
Condition: Old repair at rim. Otherwise, very good.
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