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Serving dish in Shonzui style

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Seto, Aichi prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Porcelain with cobalt decoration under clear, colorless glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 5.1 × 23.9 × 16.5 cm (2 × 9 7/16 × 6 1/2 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Kato Tamikichi II (1808-1865)
  • Description

    Sweetmeat dish: oblong with curved ends, flaring sides. Heavily potted, thick square-cut foot, undamaged condition.
    Clay: fine, smooth, white porcelain.
    Glaze: clear porcelain glaze, medium gloss; a few pinholes at rim.
    Decoration: painted in underglaze cobalt blue. Curved panels radiating from center panel extend over the rim to the outside ending at foot which is banded with a double line. Two each of four different familiar diaper patterns alternate in the panels, including reverse swastika, overlapping wave or scales.
    Inscription: on base in underglaze blue.
  • Inscriptions

    The inscription on the base of this serving dish states clearly that it is a copy (utsushi) by "Tamikichi of Seto" of a work by the legendary figure Gorodayu Go Shonzui.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Japanese Ceramics from Seto and Mino (January 19, 1996 to August 5, 2001)
    Summer Whites: Japanese Porcelain (July 1, 1983 to March 15, 1984)
  • Origin

    Seto, Aichi prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Anonymous gift
  • Type

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