Mino ware Oribe style square serving dish with bail handle

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

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

    White pottery with underglaze iron decoration, clear and copper-tinted glazes
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 15.9 x 21 x 21 cm (6 1/4 x 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Buff clay, partially tinted with iron pigment, shaped on cloth-lined mold. Four loop feet on base. Under clear glaze only, decoration of bleaching cloth and scattered plum blossoms on inside, stripes and wavelike scroll on outside, painted in iron pigment and white slip. Combed undulating line on bail handle. Clear glaze and copper-tinted green ash glaze, applied separately; most of base unglazed.
  • Provenance

    To 1967
    S. Yabumoto Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan. [1]
    From 1967
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from S. Yabumoto 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

    Oribe Ware: Color and Pattern in Japanese Ceramics (December 13, 2014 to June 14, 2015)
    The Tea Ceremony as Melting Pot (January 31 to July 18, 2004)
    Isamu Noguchi and Modern Japanese Ceramics (May 3 to September 7, 2003)
    Japanese Ceramics from Seto and Mino (January 19, 1996 to August 5, 2001)
    Japanese Art (November 7, 1986 to July 19, 1988)
    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 (July 1, 1974 to April 10, 1978)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    S. Yabumoto Co., Ltd.
  • Origin

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

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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