Porcelain with underglaze blue and overglaze color enamels and gold (Hizen ware, Kakiemon type)
Diameter: 18.6 cm (7 5/16 in.); height: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.)
Severance and Greta Millikin Collection 1964.253
A dragon encircled by sprays of flowers and a butterfly enliven the interior of this fluted bowl. The exterior has similar decoration, with touches of gold on some petals. The flutes enhance both the visual and tactile experience; their tapered forms draw the eye from the edges inward and provide ridges for the hands.
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