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At A Glance

  • Period

    early 20th century
  • Geography

    Kyoto, Japan
  • Material

    Pottery with enamel glazes over clear glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 6.9 x 18.7 x 18.7 cm (2 11/16 x 7 3/8 x 7 3/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Artist

  • Description

    Bowl on low foot. Satsuma ware, "brocade" style (Nishiki-de).
    Clay: hard, fine, cream-colored, so-called "faience."
    Glaze: finely crackled, clear.
    Decoration: painted in gold and overglaze enamel colors; stylized small birds (chidori) covered with textile patterns over waves, also patterned. Design continues over rim onto exterior.
    Mark: rectangular, gold on black, Kizan (unidentified).
  • Marks

    Rectangular, gold on black, Kizan (unidentified).
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Origin

    Kyoto, Japan
  • Credit Line

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

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