Kutani ware

Japan, Edo period (1615–1868)


Porcelain with colored enamels

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph H. McNinch


Ceramics made in the famous Kutani kilns, founded in the 17th century in central Japan, are noted for their brilliant colors. Butterflies and blossoms decorate this bowl with its characteristic aubergine, yellow, blue and green colors. The powerful and florid designs of early Kutani were often imitated in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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