Banko ware serving dish with design of bird and hydrangea

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Kuwana, Mie prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with cream-colored glaze and enamels over glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 14.3 x 23.2 cm (5 5/8 x 9 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Clay: buff stoneware fired reddish on footrim.
    Glaze: light tan, crackled.
    Decoration: overglaze enamels, bird on a hydrangea branch; red "dewdrop" pattern on rim, red lines and clouds on handle.
    Mark: impressed on unglazed base: Banko.
  • Marks

    1. (unattributed, undated) "Banko" impressed on unglazed base.
  • Provenance

    To ?
    Okabe Collection. [1]
    To 1967
    N.V. Hammer, Inc., New York. [2]
    From 1967
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from N.V. Hammer, Inc., New York. [3]
    [1] Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.
    [2] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
    [3] Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    The Arts of Japan (July 14, 2012 to January 13, 2013)
    Seasons: Arts of Japan (February 5, 2011 to January 13, 2013)
    Japanese Ceramics from Past to Present (February 18, 1983 to February 16, 1984)
    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 Art (October 2, 1975 to October 8, 1976)
    Japanese Art: Paintings and Pottery (July 1, 1966 to May 2, 1973)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    N.V. Hammer, Inc.
  • Origin

    Kuwana, Mie prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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