Soba Cup, One of Pair
While many Japanese export wares designed for European clients depicted Japanese individuals, this soba cup, which was meant for the domestic market, shows a European man. In both instances, portrayals of the “other” were thought to be desirable designs.
Porcelain with cobalt blue underglaze design of Dutch merchants and signal flags.
early 19th century
3 1/16 x 3 1/8 in. (7.7 x 7.9 cm)
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Gift of Robert S. Anderson
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