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Two Plates

Two dinner plates, printed and painted with Japanesque figures after prints by Osaka printmaker Utagawa Kunikazu (active 1849-67), with maple leaf borders below orange rims. Impressed marks.

Marks

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, gift of Thomas Michie to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas Michie

English (Etruria, Staffordshire), about 1875

Dimensions

9 1/4" diameter

Accession Number

2011.2118.1-2

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware