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Bijin (Beauty)

Manufacturer: Hizen

Date: c.1680-1700
Overall: 31.5 x 13.5 x 8.9 cm (12 3/8 x 5 5/16 in., 8.9 cm)
Medium: Porcelain with overglaze enamels
Credit Line: The Macdonald Collection
Origin:Japan, Saga, Arita
Object number: G07.18.17
DescriptionRobes decorated on the reverse in iron red, green, yellow, blue and black enamels with flowerheads and trailing foliage terminating with a wave design at the base and two characters. The front has random bamboo leaves, a geometric deisn, a character and flowerheads and foliage continuing from the reverse.