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Set of five individual serving dishes with design of Mr. Fuji

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Seto, Aichi prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Porcelain with white slip and iron, chrome, and cobalt pigments under clear glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 2.2 x 13.5 x 13.5 cm (7/8 x 5 5/16 x 5 5/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Artist

    Kato Gosuke IV 加藤五輔 (1863-1900)
  • Description

    Set of five individual serving dishes (meizeizara) with design of Mt. Fuji.
    Wood storage box with lid.
    Clay: porcelain.
    Glaze: transparent.
    Decoration: on upper surface, design of Mount Fuji partially hidden in mist, the peak drawn freehand with relief white pigment and chrome-green pigment under the glaze, the mist executed with stencil using iron-brown pigment under the glaze. In cobalt under the glaze, single line in angle at join of base and foot. Translucent green (celadon) glaze on upper surface and lower surface outside foot; clear glaze on foot and base.
    Mark: "Togyokuen-sei" (^j^) (made by Togyokuen), four-character inscription written in cobalt under the glaze in center of base.
  • Inscriptions

    Inscription on base in cobalt, "Togyokuen-sei" (made by Togyokuen) ^j^
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Japanese Art of the Meiji Era (September 20, 1997 to April 26, 1998)
  • Origin

    Seto, Aichi prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Okochi Sadao
  • Type

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