Pear-shaped mug with pedestal foot and a loop handle, painted in underglaze blue with three reserve panels on a ground of scrollwork, the panels on the side containing foliage and the one on the front opposite the handle containing a figure in a robe with a parasol walking in a landscape. There is a contemporary, domed pewter cover with a shell-shaped thumbpiece.
This jug is a good example of one of the more common forms of Japanese export porcelain made for the European market; a beer mug. Its shape is inspired by German stoneware mugs, and its blue and white decoration is inspired by the designs found on Chinese export porcelain from the mid-seventeenth century.
|Year Range from||1680|
|Year Range to||1700|
|Material||Hard Paste Porcelain|
|Place of Origin||Made in Arita, Japan|
|Collection||The Reeves Center|