Gourd-shaped serving bowl

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Momoyama kiln, Fushimi, Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with cobalt and iron pigment under clear glaze, gold leaf over glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D (bowl): 6.5 x 16.5 x 23.4 cm (2 9/16 x 6 1/2 x 9 3/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Artist

    Nin'ami Dohachi 仁阿弥道八 (1783-1855)
  • Description

    Gourd-shaped serving vessel on three feet.
    Clay: fine-grained gray stoneware
    Glaze: clear, colorless glaze
    Decoration: two gourd leaves and a tendril with incised details, one leaf colored with cobalt pigment, the other leaf and the tendril with iron pigment; rim edged with iron pigment; gold leaf applied with lacquer over the glaze.
    Seal: conch-shaped seal reading "Dohachi," impressed on center of base.
    Paulownia wood box, observe of lid inscribed by the maker: "Hisago-gata hachi (gourd-shaped serving bowl). . .Dohachi [conch-shaped black seal reading "Dohachi"].
    a= bowl
    b= box
    c= lid
    d= paper cover
    e= padded white interior cloth
    f= exterior cloth
  • Inscriptions

    Seal: conch-shaped seal reading "Dohachi," impressed on center of base.
    Seal: conch-shaped seal reading "Dohachi," impressed on center of base.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Arts of Japan: Edo Aviary and Poetic License (February 2 to August 4, 2013)
    Poetic License: Making Old Worlds New (February 2 to August 4, 2013)
  • Origin

    Momoyama kiln, Fushimi, Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
  • Type

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