Jun 16, 2022
Jun 16, 2022
Jun 16, 2022

Square Jar with Birds in a Flowering Landscape: in Kakiemon Style (lid)

Square Jar with Birds in a Flowering Landscape: in Kakiemon Style (lid)

late 1600s

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Porcelain with overglaze enamel and gold decoration

Overall: 27.8 x 11.6 cm (10 15/16 x 4 9/16 in.)

Severance and Greta Millikin Collection 1964.277.b


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A jar like this was fired at a high temperature, painted with colored enamels, and then fired again at a lower temperature.


This type of square jar decorated with birds in a landscape is a common category of Kakiemon ware. It was likely paired with a complementary yet nonidentical mate. The pine tree, plum, and bamboo together form the frequently depicted motif known as the Three Friends of Winter (shōchikubai), so named because of their hardy perseverance in the cold.

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