Arita ware drug pot (albarello) with European decoration

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1650-1750
  • Geography

    Arita, Saga prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Porcelain with cobalt pigment under transparent, faintly blue glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (overall): 27.8 x 19.3 cm (10 15/16 x 7 5/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F2003.3a-d
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F2003.3a-d

Object Details

  • Description

    Wheel-thrown cylindrical vessel with wide mouth, curved shoulder, and somewhat tapering base raised on a small, everted foot. Porcelain, with minute black inclusions. Painted in cobalt under the glaze, a horned satyr's head among floral scrolls, swags, and a shell set in an elaborate surround for a scroll used to inscribe the name of the contents.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Idemitsu Museum of Arts
    Anthony Carter
  • Provenance

    1993
    Unknown Japanese dealer, purchased at auction, Christie's, London, November 15, 1993, lot no. 364 [1]
    Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Tokyo [2]
    To 2003
    Anthony Carter, London, to 2003
    From 2003
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Anthony Carter in 2003
    Notes:
    [1] According to Curatorial Note 1, Louise Cort, September 22, 2003, in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Origin

    Arita, Saga prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

    Vessel
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