Plate, waster, (warped, collapsed)

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Kakiemon kiln site, Nangawara, Arita, Saga prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
  • Dimension

    W: 10.8 cm (4 1/4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Blue-and-white; plate, waster fragment (warped, collapsed). Part of foot.
    Clay: white porcelain.
    Glaze: cobalt pigment under clear glaze on interior and exterior.
    Decoration: floral sprays in cobalt on exterior, one line on base, two lines on foot, one inside of foot; cultural medallion in cobalt blue on interior, two maple leaves inside medallion (double line on medallion) around rim a floral scroll with peonies and peaches in cobalt.
  • Provenance

    To 1968
    John A. Pope (1906-1982), Washington DC, collected in Kakiemon kiln site at Nangawara kilns. [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
  • Exhibition History

    Contemporary Porcelain from Japan (November 21, 1993 to September 5, 1994)
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    Kakiemon kiln site, Nangawara, Arita, Saga prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of John A. Pope
  • Type

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