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Nabeshima wares were made as gifts to be presented to the Japanese shogunate by the regional lord in charge of the porcelain-producing region of Arita. Because they were to be sent to the court, these wares represented the very finest quality the Arita kilns could produce. Unlike most porcelains made at Arita, they also reflect Japanese tastes. Nabeshima dishes can be identified by their tall foot-rings, decorated with cobalt patterns.
MEDIUM Nabeshima ware, porcelain with underglaze blue
  • Place Made: Japan
  • DATES 18th century
    PERIOD Edo Period
    DIMENSIONS 2 3/16 x 8 in. (5.5 x 20.3 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2004.28.81
    CREDIT LINE The Peggy N. and Roger G. Gerry Collection
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