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Individual serving dish

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1650-1670
  • Geography

    Arita, Saga prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze, iron glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 3.3 x 15 cm (1 5/16 x 5 7/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1960.5
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1960.5

Object Details

  • Description

    Small dish with fluted rim.
    Clay: white porcelain.
    Glaze: chocolate brown, somewhat uneven texture, flecked with mustard and dark brown spots.
    Decoration: Maple leaf in reserve, with stem, outline and veins drawn in brown (probably cobalt) under thin clear glaze.
  • Provenance

    To 1960
    Harry C. Nail, Jr., Palo Alto, California. [1]
    From 1960
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Harry C. Nail, Jr., Palo Alto, California. [2]
    Notes:
    [1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Arts of Japan: Edo Aviary and Poetic License (February 2 to August 4, 2013)
    Poetic License: Making Old Worlds New (February 2 to August 4, 2013)
    Cornucopia: Ceramics of Southern Japan (December 19, 2009 to January 9, 2011)
    Dinner for Five: Japanese Serving Dishes for Elegant Meals (March 4 to October 21, 2001)
    Japanese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to January 17, 1980)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Harry C. Nail Jr. (1909-1990)
  • Origin

    Arita, Saga prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

    Vessel
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