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.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    N.V. Hammer, Inc.
  • 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.
  • Origin

    Kuwana, Mie prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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