string(22) "edanmdm:fsg_FSC-P-1492" Small plate - National Museum of Asian Art
Image 1 of 2

Terms of Use

Usage Conditions Apply

At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Kake-no-tani kiln site, Saga prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
  • Dimension

    W: 11 cm (4 5/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Blue-and-white; Small plate. Disk fragment (part of rim and base).
    Clay: white porcelain.
    Glaze: clear glaze with sandy foot ring on exterior, cobalt blue pigment under clear glaze on interior.
    Decoration: border underneath rim with plum sprays, central medallion (with a double line) a sprig of plum with a ground line.
  • Provenance

    To 1968
    John A. Pope (1906-1982), Washington DC, collected in Kake No Tani kiln site. [1]
    From 1968
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of John A. Pope, Washington DC [2]
    [1] See Study Collection catalogue card, Collections Management Office.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Collection

    Freer Study Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Dr. John Alexander Pope (1906-1982)
  • Origin

    Kake-no-tani kiln site, Saga prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of John A. Pope
  • Type

  • Restrictions and Rights

    Usage Conditions Apply

    There are restrictions for re-using this media. For more information, visit the Smithsonian's Terms of Use page.

    The information presented on this website may be revised and updated at any time as ongoing research progresses or as otherwise warranted. Pending any such revisions and updates, information on this site may be incomplete or inaccurate or may contain typographical errors. Neither the Smithsonian nor its regents, officers, employees, or agents make any representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the information on the site. Use this site and the information provided on it subject to your own judgment. The National Museum of Asian Art welcomes information that would augment or clarify the ownership history of objects in their collections.

Keep Exploring