Two Plates

English (Etruria, Staffordshire)
about 1875
Josiah Wedgwood & Sons, Copied after Isshusai Kunikazu (Japanese, active about 1848–1868)


Dimensions

9 1/4" diameter

Accession Number

2011.2118.1-2

Medium or Technique

Cream-colored earthenware (creamware) with transfer-printed and enamel decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

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.

Markings

Impressed WEDGWOOD

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas Michie