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Catalog Number 2016.9.1
Object Name Mug
Description 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
On View No