In Augustus the Strong’s collection, such monumental sets of Japanese vases were given a prominent place. With their lavish decorations in underglaze cobalt blue, iron red and gold – colour tones characteristic of Japanese imari porcelain – they decorated the Japanese Palace’s entrance hall. Such pieces, exceptionally complex to produce, were made in Japanese porcelain workshops specifically for export to Europe. Their exuberant decorative designs chimed perfectly with the aesthetic taste at royal courts in the baroque period.
- Material & Technique
- Porcelain, painting: underglaze cobalt blue, overglaze colours and gold
- Japan, Hizen Province, Arita, Edo period (1603-1868), 1700-1720
- Inventory number
- PO 3404