string(24) "edanmdm:fsg_F1980.182a-c" Dish in the form of Mt. Fuji, with Miho no matsubara - National Museum of Asian Art

Dish in the form of Mt. Fuji, with Miho no matsubara

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1790-1868
  • Geography

    Arita, Saga prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Porcelain with cobalt pigment under colorless glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 4.6 x 36.3 x 24.6 cm (1 13/16 x 14 5/16 x 9 11/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1980.182a-c
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1980.182a-c

Object Details

  • Description

    Dish in the form of Mt. Fuji, cone of the mountain forming triple point of triangle; unglazed wedge foot, 3 spur marks on base.
    Clay: white porcelain.
    Glaze: clear porcelain glaze.
    Decoration: painted in cobalt blue under glaze, outline and wash; travelers passing pine-banked bay near Mt. Fuji, conventionalized cloud patterns in bars and spirals below peak. Rows of pines outside.
  • Provenance

    From at least 1956 to 1980
    Private collection, McLean, Virginia, purchased in Yokohama, Japan. [1]
    From 1980
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of an anonymous donor, McLean, Virginia. [2]
    Notes:
    [1] The donor bought this dish in Yokohama just before he left Japan in 1956. See object file, Collections Management Office.
    [2] See Deed of Gift, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Bountiful Waters: Aquatic Life in Japanese Art (March 8 to September 14, 2014)
    Cornucopia: Ceramics of Southern Japan (December 19, 2009 to January 9, 2011)
    Real and Imagined Places in Japanese Art (March 4 to October 21, 2001)
    Summer Whites: Japanese Porcelain (July 1, 1983 to March 15, 1984)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Anonymous
  • Origin

    Arita, Saga prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Dr. Harold P. Stern
  • Type

    Vessel
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