Bowl

Object Number: 
S-247.22
Date: 
1820-1850
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall (bowl): 2 1/4 × 5 1/2 in. (5.7 × 14 cm)
Marks: 
Bottom of bowl is marked in Japanese characters that translate as,"Eiraku, Japan".
Description: 
Late-Edo period blue and white painted bowl ornamented along exterior with peonies superimposed on frieze of trailing flowers and foliage; a gadroon-style border is located along bowl bottom; interior is decorated at bottom with blue and white peony medallion; interior sides painted with two red and gold phoenixes, Buddist symbols, and framed along lip with wide gold and red floral border.
Gallery Label: 
Eiraku (b. 1795) was well-known potter, located in Kyoto and active about 1810-45. Eiraku was known for producing patterned ware with exterior blue and white decoration, and with interior red and gold borders and ornament.
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group