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Five Ko-Imari Leaf Shaped Dishes
mid 17th century

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Creator Name: artist unknown
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Japanese
Creator Name-CRT: Artist unknown
Title: Five Ko-Imari Leaf Shaped Dishes
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1633
Creation End Date: 1666
Creation Date: mid 17th century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Porcelain
Materials and Techniques: Porcelain
Dimensions: H.1-5/8 x W.6-9/16 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 2000.80.1
Credit Line: The Louis W. Hill, Jr. Fund

Japanese potters became an important source of porcelain decorated in the Chinese manner for the European market in the early decades of the 17th century. By the 1660's and 70's, however, Japanese shapes and design schemes became popular among both the foreign and domestic buyers. Tea masters prized elegant plates such as these for use in kaiseki, cuisine served in conjunction with the tea ceremony.

AMICA ID: MIA_.2000.80.1
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: ? The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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