Dish with design of peonies and rock

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Arita, Saga prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 6.4 x 29.8 x 29.8 cm (2 1/2 x 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Large dish with upcurved edge and plain rim.
    Clay: porcelain, grayish white with some dark impurities.
    Glaze: transparent, slightly greenish cast. Footrim unglazed and rough, some small chips.
    Decoration: in underglaze cobalt, dark blue outline filled with three shades of blue wash, details in dark blue. On front, two large full-blown peony blossoms to left and moss-covered rock to right, partially obscured by bands of conventionalized mist. On back, two variations of cash design, repeated in alternation four times each.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Okochi Sadao
  • Provenance

    To 1988
    Okochi Sadao, Nagoya, Japan. [1]
    From 1988
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Okochi Sadao, Nagoya, Japan. [2]
    [1] See Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Origin

    Arita, Saga prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Okochi Sadao
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