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Square Dish with Design of Plovers over Waves

銹絵波に千鳥文角皿

c. 1700
designer

Ogata Kōrin 尾形光琳

(Japanese, 1658–1716)
(Japanese, 1663–1743)
Overall: 22 x 22 x 2.7 cm (8 11/16 x 8 11/16 x 1 1/16 in.)
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The Ogata brothers Kōrin and Kenzan often collaborated on ceramics. This dish is one of a set used for serving tea cakes. Kenzan shaped the dish, after which Kōrin drew the iron oxide design of plovers, a type of shorebird, flying over waves. Kenzan then covered the object with a clear glaze and fired it. Kōrin placed his signature next to his design, while Kenzan signed the back.
Square Dish with Design of Plovers over Waves

Square Dish with Design of Plovers over Waves

c. 1700

Ogata Kōrin, Ogata Kenzan

(Japanese, 1658–1716), (Japanese, 1663–1743)
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)

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