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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

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

    Porcelain with enamels over clear glaze, iron glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 22.4 x 12.7 cm (8 13/16 x 5 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Hexagonal vase or sake bottle with small flaring mouth.
    Clay: white porcelain.
    Glaze: Dark coffee brown around bottom with white running unevenly down from the top.
    Decoration: On white glaze at the shoulder and upper part, two hawks and branches of chestnut trees in colored enamels and gilding.
  • Provenance

    To 1965
    Setsu Gatodo, Tokyo, Japan. [1]
    From 1965
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Setsu Gatodo, Tokyo, Japan. [2]
    [1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Cornucopia: Ceramics of Southern Japan (December 19, 2009 to January 9, 2011)
    Summer Whites: Japanese Porcelain (July 1, 1983 to March 15, 1984)
    Japanese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to January 17, 1980)
    Bicentennial Exhibition: Japanese Art (December 15, 1975 to November 10, 1976)
    Japanese Art—Paintings, Pottery (August 18, 1967 to September 20, 1971)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Setsu Gatodo
  • Origin

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

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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