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Dish with Weeping Cherry Tree

Dish with Weeping Cherry Tree

late 1800s

Porcelain with underglaze blue and overglaze red enamel (Hizen ware, Nabeshima type)

Diameter: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Sherman E. Lee 1963.97



This dish depicts a cherry tree (sakuragi) whose flower-laden branches are the centerpiece while the sliver of a trunk and roots appear on the left edge. The sakura blossoms are delicately depicted in an iron-red overglaze. The flowers’ various positions (facing out and downward) and stages of maturity (bud and full bloom) enhance the naturalism and dynamism of the image.

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