Lidded jar with chrysanthemum design

Anonymous artist

Anonymous artist - Lidded jar with chrysanthemum design
The decoration of this circular jar, which is slightly flared at the bottom, consists of different-sized chrysanthemum blossoms in white, golden, yellow, purple and black on a red background. The decoration stretches to the lid; the neck alone bears a geometric meandering motif. This type of Japanese porcelain comes from the Arita workshops and was made in the late Edo period (1603–1867) or the early Meiji period (1868–1912). The bottom bears the overglaze red signature: “Chōshun fuki” (Long spring and wealth and honour). (See Filip Suchomel – Marcela Suchomelová, Mistrovská díla japonského porcelánu, Praha 1997, pp. 172–173.)
measurements: height 68,3 cm
depth 16,1 cm
material: Porcelain
technique: Painted in overglaze red, green, black, yellow and thick white enamel and gold
inventory number: Vu 544
gallery collection: Collection of Asian and African Art