Sake cup

Classification: 
Date: 
1870-1890
Medium: 
Tortoise shell with gold lacquer
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 5 in. (3.8 x 12.7 cm)
Description: 
Tortoise shell sake cup decorated with three gold lacquered fans painted along interior. Fans depict scenes of chrysanthemums and cranes, herons, and a landscape.
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Object Number: 
S-247.20
Marks: 
Underside of bowl has tag affixed which indicates "number [written in Japanese] 1544".
Gallery Label: 
Sake cups made in tortoise shell were not commonly used by the Japanese and primarily made for the export market.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1890
eMuseum Object ID: 
62481
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Plate

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 × 3/4 in. (17.8 × 1.9 cm)
Description: 
Plate painted in muted blue, brown, and greens decorated with landscape scene that depicts two quail positioned among reeds, flowers, and grass along shore of river and framed by flying birds and clouds; rim painted with cloud formations in bold black and gold; underside of plate rim is decorated with abstracted phoenix rendered in gold.
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Object Number: 
S-247.18
Marks: 
Underside of plate is marked in Japanese characters, translated as "It was painted by Kinryu at Imura Workshop, Yokohama, Japan."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1890
eMuseum Object ID: 
62479
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Plate

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 x 5 in. (1.9 x 12.7 cm)
Description: 
White plate painted in raised decorative Moriage technique, with trailing chrysanthemum flowers and ribbons.
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Object Number: 
S-247.17
Marks: 
Underside of plate is marked in Japanese characters, translated as "Made by Zoshun and Sampo" workshop.
Gallery Label: 
Zoshun Sampo was a pottery and decoration workshop established in 1841, located in the city of Arita in Japan. Decorative pattern is plate is not typical for Japanese Imari export ware.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
62478
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Teapot with lid

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1880
Medium: 
Painted and glazed earthenware.
Dimensions: 
Overall (a): 4 1/2 × 6 1/2 × 2 1/2 in. (11.4 × 16.5 × 6.4 cm) Overall (b): 1 7/8 × 2 7/8 in. (4.8 × 7.3 cm)
Description: 
Flat-surfaced teapot with rounded sides, s-form squared spout, applied s-scroll handle, and stepped rectangular lid; painted with landscape scenes depicting sparrows and ducks flying amid grass, and is decorated with painted gold clouds; lid ornamented with painted foliage and is surmounted by rectangular gold-painted handle. Handles and spout ornamented with painted green and gold foliate sprays.
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Object Number: 
S-247.16ab
Marks: 
Underside of teapot body is stamped with hallmark of Japanese characters that read "Kinkozan" workshop. Right side of body below handle has manufacturer's name and location painted in gold Japanese characters translated as "Kinkozan/Kyoto/Japan."
Gallery Label: 
Teapot is example of Kyoto Satsuma ware and was manufactured and decorated in the Kinkozan Workshop. Teapot has similar design to S-247.27ab and may have been part of a set.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1880
eMuseum Object ID: 
62477
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Teapot

Classification: 
Date: 
Late 19th century
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 2 in. (8.3 x 14 x 5.1 cm)
Description: 
Small brown and white marbleized teapot with handle positioned at 45 degree angle to short scrolled spout, and small circular lid with knob finial; handle has metal ring attached at end and is pierced along body. Lid has attached ceramic finial which rotates. Grade of porcelain is very thin.
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Object Number: 
S-247.14ab
Marks: 
Body of teapot has two hallmarks rendered in Japanese characters stamped at side to left of handle. Hallmarks are very difficult to read, although second includes name "Japan".
Gallery Label: 
Thin grade of porcelain appears to be marbleized imitation of European agateware. Pattern is very unusual for Japanese export ceramics.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
19
eMuseum Object ID: 
62475
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Lid

Classification: 
Date: 
Late 19th century
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 × 5/8 in. (6.4 × 1.6 cm)
Description: 
Circular lid painted with red and gold against white background and decorated with scenes that depict a monk with a Japanese aristocrat and a monk with a woman, who may be a princess.
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Object Number: 
S-247.13
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
19
eMuseum Object ID: 
62474
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cup and lid

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1870
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 2 3/4 x 3 in. (5.1 x 7 x 7.6 cm)
Description: 
Small circular cup and distinct small circular lid; cup painted primarily in black and white with scene of western-style goddesses and has stylized strapwork border painted along exterior rim. Interior has small painted black orchid at bottom. Lid is painted in reds, greens, gold, and black, and has foliate border and frieze of bamboo, pine tree, and plum.
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Object Number: 
S-247.12ab
Marks: 
Lid has hallmarks painted along exterior of top written in Japanese characters, "Mikawauchi Tanaka Sei," which translates as "Made in Tanaka Workshop in Mikawachi area."
Gallery Label: 
Cup and lid are distinct pieces and are possibly not a set. Scenes of lid are known as "three friends" motif, which symbolizes good luck. Cup appears to be type used for sake.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1870
eMuseum Object ID: 
62473
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bowl with lid

Classification: 
Date: 
1750-1850
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 5 x 5 in. (10.2 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm)
Description: 
Imari ware food bowl with lid painted along exterior in red, blue, gold, and white with flowers, foliage, geometrics, branches, and trailing ribbons in decorative pattern typical of export porcelain. Interior of bowl and lid are also painted with peony flowers.
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Object Number: 
S-247.10ab
Gallery Label: 
Imari ware was produced in Kyushu in southern Japan and exported from Imari port during the late seventeenth through to the nineteenth centuries.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
62471
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Sake cups (5)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1880
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 × 2 1/4 in. (5.1 × 5.7 cm)
Description: 
One of five sake cups decorated with figures of six famous Japanese poets, including nine-century poets Komachi and Kuronushi, and with textual excerpts of poetry written in Japanese characters. Cups are painted with cinnabar red backgrounds and decorated with gold and black accents.
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Object Number: 
S-247.8a
Marks: 
Each cup is marked along undersides of bottoms (in Japanese characters) as "Kutaniware, Japan" .
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1880
eMuseum Object ID: 
62469
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Incense burners (2)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1880
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 in. × 3 in. × 2 1/2 in. (8.9 × 7.6 × 6.4 cm)
Description: 
One of two incense burners painted in cinnabar red, black, and gold; ornamentation consists of frieze decorated with cranes and foliage; lip, base, and tripod pedestal are painted with red and gold borders.
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Object Number: 
S-247.7a
Marks: 
Incense burner is marked along undersides of bottom in Japanese characters, translated as "Made by Seizan in Kutani area, Japan." Tag affixed to bottom that is written in Japanese characters and may indicate price, loosely translated as "7,000 Yen".
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1880
eMuseum Object ID: 
62468
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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