Shell-shaped dish

Anonymous artist

Anonymous artist - Shell-shaped dish
This unusually shaped dish with glaze decorated in enamels and gold is a typical example of 19th-century Kyōto production. It emulated the older satsumayaki stoneware produced in the Satsuma Principality in southern Kyūshū. The dish depicts a company of Chinese literati enjoying tea and admiring a calligraphic scroll in typical landscape scenery. The bottom of the dish is adorned with moulded motifs of shells and conches.
measurements: height 31 cm
width 24,5 cm
material: Stoneware
technique: Painted in overglaze enamels and gold
inventory number: Vu 4015
gallery collection: Collection of Asian and African Art