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Kutani style dish, Arita ware

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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.
  • Marks

    On base, black on green square, inside double ring drawn in cobalt.
  • 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.
  • 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)
    Landscapes in Japanese Art (February 2 to July 15, 2007)
    Japanese Arts in the Edo Period: 1615-1868, part 1 (August 18, 2007 to February 24, 2008)
    The Idea of China in Japan: The Tea Ceremony in Japan (December 19, 1999 to June 11, 2000)
    Japanese Art (May 9, 1993 to August 1, 1994)
    Varieties of 17th-Century Arita Porcelain (November 7, 1986 to July 19, 1988)
    Japanese Ceramics (June 22, 1982 to September 27, 1982)
    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)
    Japanese Ukiyo-e Painting (May 2, 1973 to July 1, 1974)
    Japanese Art—Paintings, Pottery (August 18, 1967 to September 20, 1971)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Mayuyama & Co., Ltd. (established 1916)
  • Origin

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

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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