Oct 14, 2010

Dish with Two Men Playing Go

Dish with Two Men Playing Go


Porcelain, molded, with overglaze color enamel (Hizen ware, Imari style)

Overall: 2.4 x 13.8 cm (15/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

Severance and Greta Millikin Collection 1964.260



This modest serving dish is decorated with two figures playing chess, or go in Japanese. The green color is typical of kutani porcelain. This dish was produced for the export market after Japan replaced China as Europe’s primary source for export porcelain.

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