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Porcelain Pot with Lid

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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Porcelain Pot with Lid, 19th c.
5 7/8 in. x 5 1/4 in. x 5 1/4 in. (14.92 cm x 13.34 cm x 13.34 cm)

Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Cast
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Edward Nagel
Accession Number: 71.1.316

The dimensions include the lid.

Old stickers (illegible) on the bottom of the pot. There is a seal on the bottom of the pot in gold and black, applied after the firing. There is a label stuck onto the interior with a seal on it.

Cast porcelain with ivory crackle glaze, paint, and gold.

Object Description
Porcelain pot with a lid, in ivory crackle glaze. The pot is rounded, and on three small feet. The lid is flat, with a small gold knob, and has three cut-outs on the sides. The pot is covered in an intricate design, which shows multiple narrative scenes with many figures surrounded by intricate decorative detail. The decoration is painted in subdued colors, and accented with a generous amount of gold.

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