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Japanese Hard Paste Porcelain



Granite Factory 18BA196
Machine Trench 1, 2, 3

Japanese porcelain printed underglaze in blue on plate in Phoenix Bird pattern.  Printed “Made in Japan” on reverse. Ross (2012:18) dates  the earliest print reference to this pattern to 1914, with simultaneous appearance in North America.   Japanese porcelain printed underglaze in blue on plate in Phoenix Bird pattern.  Printed “Made in Japan” on reverse. Ross (2012:18) dates  the earliest print reference to this pattern to 1914, with simultaneous appearance in North America.

Japanese porcelain  printed overglaze in black with overglaze enamelled highlights in green and orange.  Began production in last quarter of the 19th century and continued into the early 1950s (Litts 1988:8, 11). Most produced prior to the beginning of World War II.

Japanese porcelain printed underglaze in blue on plate in Phoenix
Bird
pattern.  Printed “Made in Japan” on reverse. Ross (2012:18)
dates the earliest print reference to this pattern to 1914, with
simultaneous appearance in North America.

Japanese porcelain  printed overglaze in black with overglaze
enamelled highlights in green and orange.  Began production in last
quarter of the 19th century and continued into the early 1950s
(Litts 1988:8, 11). Most produced prior to the
beginning of World War II.

Japanese stencilled Imari Meiji period (1868-1913) bowl with central flower  basket.  The dashed lines of the flowers show this piece was decorated with stencils.   Japanese stencilled Imari Meiji period (1868-1913) bowl with central flower  basket.  The dashed lines of the flowers show this piece was decorated with stencils.   Japanese stencilled Imari Meiji period (1868-1913) bowl with central flower  basket.  The dashed lines of the flowers show this piece was decorated with stencils.   Japanese stencilled Imari Meiji period (1868-1913) bowl with central flower  basket.  The dashed lines of the flowers show this piece was decorated with stencils.
                                                                                                       Photos from Nancy Schiffer book on Japanese porcelain.

Japanese stencilled Imari Meiji period (1868-1913) bowl with central flower  basket. 
The dashed lines of the flowers show this piece was decorated with stencils.
Similar to privately owned vessel shown on right.

 


18BC27 Federal Reserve
Feature 38 – Brick lined privy – 3rd to 4th
quarter 19th century


18BC32 H & S Bakery
Trench 2 Midden

Japanese porcelain saki  bottle painted underglaze in blue floral decoration. Japan opened trade to the west in the 1850s (Ross 2012:4). Japanese porcelain printed underglaze teapot.  Printed Japanese wares date post 1888 (Ross 2012:5). Approximately 3” rim diameter.

Japanese porcelain saki  bottle painted underglaze in
blue floral decoration. Japan opened trade to the west
in the 1850s (Ross 2012:4).

Japanese porcelain printed underglaze teapot.  Printed Japanese
wares date post 1888
(Ross 2012:5).
Approximately 3” rim diameter.

 


Levering Coffee House 18BC51


Private Collection

Saucer - The design on this vessel is printed over the glaze in red, with overglaze enamelled highlights in green, red, black  and yellow.

Saucer (Left and right), Cup (center)  The design on these vessels is printed over the glaze in red, with overglaze enamelled highlights in blue, green, red, black and yellow.

Saucer in Geisha Girl Parasol B Pattern (Litts 1988:116). Saucer measures 5.5” diameter Private collection.

    Saucer - The Geisha Girl design on this
vessel is printed over the glaze in red, with
overglaze enamelled highlights in green,
red, black  and yellow.

Saucer (Left and right), Cup (center)  The
Geisha Girl design on these vessels is
printed over the glaze in red, with overglaze
enamelled highlights in blue, green, red,
black and yellow.

 

Saucer in Geisha Girl Parasol B Pattern
(Litts 1988:116). Saucer measures
5.5” diameter. Private collection.


18BC132 Juvenile Justice
Feature 12A Barrel privy in African-American neighborhood

    Japanese porcelain pickle dish stencilled underglaze with pine, plum and bamboo central motif.   The use of paper stencils, as seen in the dashed lines around the floral reserves, dates post 1875 (Ross 2012).  “Snake-eye” circular recess on reverse. The use of snake-eye or bulls-eye ends in the 1915 to 1920 period (Ross 2012:15). Dashed lines around floral reserves indicate this design was applied with a stencil.    Japanese porcelain pickle dish stencilled underglaze with pine, plum and bamboo central motif.   The use of paper stencils, as seen in the dashed lines around the floral reserves, dates post 1875 (Ross 2012).  “Snake-eye” circular recess on reverse. The use of snake-eye or bulls-eye ends in the 1915 to 1920 period (Ross 2012:15). Dashed lines around floral reserves indicate this design was applied with a stencil.    Japanese porcelain pickle dish stencilled underglaze with pine, plum and bamboo central motif.   The use of paper stencils, as seen in the dashed lines around the floral reserves, dates post 1875 (Ross 2012).  “Snake-eye” circular recess on reverse. The use of snake-eye or bulls-eye ends in the 1915 to 1920 period (Ross 2012:15). Dashed lines around floral reserves indicate this design was applied with a stencil.

Japanese porcelain pickle dish stencilled underglaze with pine, plum and bamboo central motif.
The use of paper stencils, as seen in the dashed lines around the floral reserves, dates post 1875 (Ross 2012).
“Snake-eye” circular recess on reverse. The use of snake-eye or bulls-eye ends in the 1915 to 1920 period (Ross 2012:15).

 


Brewhouse 18CV13
Lot 2

Lot 2 – part of a large assemblage discarded under the house in the early 20th century and found during renovation.



Paste Shot

Japanese porcelain printed underglaze cup with prunus blossom design.  Printed Japanese wares date post 1888 (Ross 2012:5). 3.5” rim diameter. Lot 2 – part of a large assemblage discarded under the house in the early 20th century and found during renovation. Japanese porcelain printed underglaze cup with prunus blossom design.  Printed Japanese wares date post 1888 (Ross 2012:5). 3.5” rim diameter. Lot 2 – part of a large assemblage discarded under the house in the early 20th century and found during renovation. Japanese hard paste shot.

Japanese porcelain printed underglaze cup with prunus blossom
design. Printed Japanese wares date post 1888 (Ross 2012:5).
3.5” rim diameter.

Note inclusions in paste or glaze that obstructed the transfer of design
along leaf at upper right.

Japanese porcelain - paste shot

 


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Updated: 10/31/16

Chinese export porcelain tea caddy from Federal Reserve, 18BC27. Mandarin pattern on Chinese export porcelain plate from Federal Reserve, 18BC27, Feature 16, Brick-lined privy. Overglaze painted porcelain handled cup from Ruth Saloon, 18BC79, Feature 5 - Privy, c. 1829-1837. Overglaze painted porcelain handled cup from Ruth Saloon, 18BC79, Feature 5 - Privy, c. 1829-1837. Chinese porcelain plate from Bull's Head Tavern, 18BC139, Feature 9 - Privy. Japanese porcelain printed underglaze in blue on plate in Phoenix Bird pattern.  Printed “Made in Japan” on reverse. Ross (2012:18) dates  the earliest print reference to this pattern to 1914, with simultaneous appearance in North America. Japanese porcelain printed underglaze in blue on plate in Phoenix Bird pattern.  Printed “Made in Japan” on reverse. Ross (2012:18) dates  the earliest print reference to this pattern to 1914, with simultaneous appearance in North America. Japanese porcelain  printed overglaze in black with overglaze enamelled highlights in green and orange.  Began production in last quarter of the 19th century and continued into the early 1950s (Litts 1988:8, 11). Most produced prior to the beginning of World War II. Japanese stencilled Imari Meiji period (1868-1913) bowl with central flower  basket.  The dashed lines of the flowers show this piece was decorated with stencils. Japanese stencilled Imari Meiji period (1868-1913) bowl with central flower  basket.  The dashed lines of the flowers show this piece was decorated with stencils. Japanese stencilled Imari Meiji period (1868-1913) bowl with central flower  basket.  The dashed lines of the flowers show this piece was decorated with stencils. Japanese stencilled Imari Meiji period (1868-1913) bowl with central flower  basket.  The dashed lines of the flowers show this piece was decorated with stencils. Japanese porcelain saki  bottle painted underglaze in blue floral decoration. Japan opened trade to the west in the 1850s (Ross 2012:4). Japanese porcelain printed underglaze teapot.  Printed Japanese wares date post 1888 (Ross 2012:5). Approximately 3” rim diameter. Saucer - The design on this vessel is printed over the glaze in red, with overglaze enamelled highlights in green, red, black  and yellow. Saucer (Left and right), Cup (center)  The design on these vessels is printed over the glaze in red, with overglaze enamelled highlights in blue, green, red, black and yellow. Saucer in Geisha Girl Parasol B Pattern (Litts 1988:116). Saucer measures 5.5” diameter Private collection. Japanese porcelain pickle dish stencilled underglaze with pine, plum and bamboo central motif.   The use of paper stencils, as seen in the dashed lines around the floral reserves, dates post 1875 (Ross 2012).  “Snake-eye” circular recess on reverse. The use of snake-eye or bulls-eye ends in the 1915 to 1920 period (Ross 2012:15). Dashed lines around floral reserves indicate this design was applied with a stencil. Japanese porcelain pickle dish stencilled underglaze with pine, plum and bamboo central motif.   The use of paper stencils, as seen in the dashed lines around the floral reserves, dates post 1875 (Ross 2012).  “Snake-eye” circular recess on reverse. The use of snake-eye or bulls-eye ends in the 1915 to 1920 period (Ross 2012:15). Dashed lines around floral reserves indicate this design was applied with a stencil. Japanese porcelain pickle dish stencilled underglaze with pine, plum and bamboo central motif.   The use of paper stencils, as seen in the dashed lines around the floral reserves, dates post 1875 (Ross 2012).  “Snake-eye” circular recess on reverse. The use of snake-eye or bulls-eye ends in the 1915 to 1920 period (Ross 2012:15). Dashed lines around floral reserves indicate this design was applied with a stencil.