Kutani style dish, Arita ware

Detail of a pattern
Image 1 of 2

Terms of Use

Usage Conditions Apply

At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Yambeta kiln group, Arita, Saga prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Porcelain with cobalt pigment under transparent glaze and enamels over glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 11.5 x 45.7 x 45.7 cm (4 1/2 x 18 x 18 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Clay: white porcelain
    Glaze: milky white, thick, uneven
    Decoration: overglaze enamels; "tortoise shell" on rim with each scale framing an auspicious object; bird in landscape in octagonal frame in center; floral scrolls outside.
    Mark: in center of base, square, black pigment under green enamel, not read.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Mayuyama & Co., Ltd.
  • Provenance

    To 1967
    Mayuyama & Co., Ltd.., Tokyo, Japan. [1]
    From 1967
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Mayuyama & Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan. [2]
    [1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Origin

    Yambeta kiln group, Arita, Saga prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

  • Restrictions and Rights

    Usage Conditions Apply

    There are restrictions for re-using this media. For more information, visit the Smithsonian's Terms of Use page.

    The information presented on this website may be revised and updated at any time as ongoing research progresses or as otherwise warranted. Pending any such revisions and updates, information on this site may be incomplete or inaccurate or may contain typographical errors. Neither the Smithsonian nor its regents, officers, employees, or agents make any representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the information on the site. Use this site and the information provided on it subject to your own judgment. The National Museum of Asian Art welcomes information that would augment or clarify the ownership history of objects in their collections.

Keep Exploring