Individual serving dish with flat foliate rim

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Motoyashiki kiln, Toki city, Gifu prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with copper-green glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 3.6 x 15.5 x 15.5 cm (1 7/16 x 6 1/8 x 6 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Buff clay. Trimmed foot rim. Incised decoration of donkey and rider on shore of lake in center, flowers and grasses in cavetto; combing on flat rim; hand-cut foliation on edge of rim. Copper-tinted green ash glaze of uneven flow; foot unglazed; three round spur marks inside foot rim.
  • Provenance

    To 1963
    Harry C. Nail, Jr., Palo Alto, California. [1]
    From 1963
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Harry C. Nail, Jr., Palo Alto, California. [2]
    [1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Oribe Ware: Color and Pattern in Japanese Ceramics (December 13, 2014 to June 14, 2015)
    Dinner for Five: Japanese Serving Dishes for Elegant Meals (March 4 to October 21, 2001)
    The Glazed Ceramic Tradition of Mino and Seto Wares (April 26, 1985 to January 13, 1986)
    Japanese Ceramics (June 22, 1982 to September 27, 1982)
    Japanese Ceramics (July 15, 1980 to June 21, 1982)
    Japanese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to January 17, 1980)
    Japanese Art (January 1, 1963 to July 1, 1966)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Harry C. Nail Jr.
  • Origin

    Motoyashiki kiln, Toki city, Gifu prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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