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Octagonal dish

Photo: Paul Macapia

Octagonal dish

ca. 1755

The fierce tiger curling around a stalk of bamboo on this English plate derives from imported ware from Japan. Produced on this plate at the first porcelain factory in England, it was one of the most popular Kakiemon designs.
Soft paste porcelain
1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm), height
9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm), diameter
Gift of Martha and Henry Isaacson
Provenance: Collection of Mr and Mrs Henry and Martha Isaacson, unknown purchase date until December 1969; gift from Mr and Mrs Henry and Martha Isaacson to Seattle Art Museum, Washington, 1969
Photo: Paul Macapia
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "Porcelain Stories: From China to Europe", February 17, 2000-May 7, 2000

Osaka and Hiroshima, Japan, Mitsukoshi Museums, “Koimari-Arita Wares and Early European Porcelains,” March 6-May 20, 1979
Published ReferencesEmerson, Julie, Jennifer Chen, & Mimi Gardner Gates, "Porcelain Stories, From China to Europe", Seattle Art Museum, 2000, pg. 171

"Eighteenth Century English Porcelain: A Special Exhibition," Seattle, WA: Seattle Art Museum, May 1956, no. 70.

King, William. Chelsea Porcelain. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1922, pl. 1 (nearly identical plate); 18th Century English Porcelain. Seattle: Seattle Art Museum and Seattle Ceramic Society, 1956, p. 43, pl. 11, #70

Koimari-Kakizaemon toji koryuten = Koimari-Arita Wares and Early European Porcelains: 85 Masterpieces from the Martha and Henry Isaacson Collection, the Seattle Art Museum. Tokyo: Mitsukoshi honten, 1979

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