Arita ware dish with design of flowers in a basket, Kakiemon kiln

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Kakiemon kiln, Nangawara, Arita, Saga prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Porcelain with cobalt pigment under colorless glaze, enamels over glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 5.7 x 34.3 cm (2 1/4 x 13 1/2 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Dish with ten-lobed rim.
    Clay: white porcelain.
    Glaze: transparent.
    Decoration: Paulownia and diaper pattern painted in underglaze blue, overglaze enamel colors and gold; waves and cherry blossoms outside. Daikon in blue on base.
  • Marks

    Daikon in blue on base.
  • Provenance

    Possibly in Warwick Castle, Warwick, England [1]
    To 1962
    William W. Winkworth, London. [2]
    From 1962
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from William W. Winkworth, London. [3]
    [1] According to a summer 1973 conversation between J.A. Pope and Mr. Winkworth, the dish may have been in a collection in the Warwick Castle. In August 2009, Ohashi Koji, Kyushu Ceramic Museum, noted that dishes of this type are commonly found in England. See Curatorial Remarks 5 and 16 in the object record
    [2] Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.
    [3] See note 2.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Cornucopia: Ceramics of Southern Japan (December 19, 2009 to January 9, 2011)
    Japanese Arts in the Edo Period: 1615-1868, part 2 (March 8 to September 7, 2008)
    Japanese Arts in the Edo Period: 1615-1868, part 1 (August 18, 2007 to February 24, 2008)
    Varieties of 17th-Century Arita Porcelain (November 7, 1986 to July 19, 1988)
    Summer Whites: Japanese Porcelain (July 1, 1983 to March 15, 1984)
    Japanese Ceramics (June 22, 1982 to September 27, 1982)
    Japanese Ceramics (July 15, 1980 to June 21, 1982)
    Japanese Ceramics/Puppets (June 16, 1980 to July 14, 1980)
    Japanese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to January 17, 1980)
    Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons in Japanese Art (September 14, 1977 to April 8, 1978)
    Bicentennial Exhibition: Japanese Art (December 15, 1975 to November 10, 1976)
    Japanese Ukiyo-e Painting (May 2, 1973 to July 1, 1974)
    Japanese Art—Paintings, Pottery (August 18, 1967 to September 20, 1971)
    Japanese Art, Galleries 3, 4, and 5 (January 1, 1963 to September 16, 1970)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    William W. Winkworth
  • Origin

    Kakiemon kiln, Nangawara, Arita, Saga prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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