9 1/4" diameter
Medium or Technique
Cream-colored earthenware (creamware) with transfer-printed and enamel decoration
Not On View
Two plates, printed and painted with Japanese actors, copied from color woodblock prints by Osaka printmaker Utagawa Kunikazu (active 1848-68). Borders decorated with Japanese maple leaves joined by slashing diagonal blue lines, orange rims. Impressed marks.
2002, acquired from a London antiques shop by Jill Fenichell (dealer), New York; January 2003, sold by Jill Fenichell to Thomas Michie, Brookline, MA; 2011, year-end gift of Thomas Michie to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 25, 2012)
Gift of Thomas Michie