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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: 7 x 35 cm (2 3/4 x 13 3/4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Large shallow dish with plain rim, brown lip.
    Clay: white porcelain.
    Glaze: transparent. (Three spur marks surrounding mark on base).
    Decoration: overglaze enamels, "tortoise shell" pattern; two patterns frame birds and flowers, one a lion and peonies. Outside: scrolls and lei-wen in underglaze blue.
    Mark: underglaze blue in double square, within large double ring.
  • Marks

    underglaze blue in double square, within large double ring.
  • Provenance

    To 1968
    Yamanaka and Company, Osaka, Japan. [1]
    From 1968
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka and Company, Osaka, 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)
    Kutani-style Porcelain from the Collection of Gallaudet University (June 30 to August 11, 2002)
    Summer Whites: Japanese Porcelain (July 1, 1983 to March 15, 1984)
    Japanese Ceramics (June 22, 1982 to September 27, 1982)
    Japanese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to January 17, 1980)
    Japanese Art (October 2, 1975 to October 8, 1976)
    Japanese Ukiyo-e Painting (May 2, 1973 to July 1, 1974)
    Japanese Art: Recent Accessions (June 27, 1972 to May 2, 1973)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965)
  • Origin

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

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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