Medium-size plate

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    early 1960s
  • Geography

    Mashiko, Tochigi prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with iron and clear glazes
  • Dimension

    Diam (rim): 27 cm (10 5/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Hamada Shoji (1894-1978)
  • Provenance

    From at least 1961-62
    Bonnier Gallery, New York. [1]
    To 1983
    Mrs. Ada G. Appleton, acquired at Bonnier Gallery, New York. [2]
    From 1983
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Mrs. Ada G. Appleton. [3]
    [1] According to an email from Louise Cort, the Bonnier Gallery was a commercial art gallery in New York City. According to Cort, Hamada held an exhibition at Bonnier’s sometime between 1961 and 1962. See Curatorial Remark 2.
    [2] Mrs. Ada G. Appleton acquired the piece at Bonnier Gallery, New York; selected for her by the artists, Hamada Shoji, at her request. See Curatorial Remarks 1 and 2 in the object record.
    [3] See object record.
  • Collection

    Freer Study Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Bonnier Gallery
    Mrs. Ada G. Appleton
  • Origin

    Mashiko, Tochigi prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Ada Appleton
  • Type

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