Large shallow bowl, Cizhou style, inscribed to John Pope on his birthday

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Kiln at Koyama residence, Kamakura, Kanazawa prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with iron glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (overall): 6.4 x 25.6 cm (2 1/2 x 10 1/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Koyama Fujio 小山冨士夫 (1900-1975)
  • Description

    White stoneware.
    Black oil-spot glaze; clear glaze on rim.
    Inscription on back.
  • Inscriptions

    Inscription on back written with brush and ink by Koyama Fujio, dedicating the piece to J. A. Pope on his 60th birthday.
  • Provenance

    To 1982
    John A. Pope (1906-1982), Washington, DC [1]
    From 1982 to 1986
    Mrs. John A. Pope, Washington, DC, ownership transferred to Mrs. Pope after the death of her husband, John A. Pope. [2]
    From 1986
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Mrs. John A. Pope, Washington DC [3]
    [1] See Curatorial Remark 4 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] See note 1.
  • Collection

    Freer Study Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Dr. John Alexander Pope (1906-1982)
    Annemarie Henle Pope (1907-2001)
  • Origin

    Kiln at Koyama residence, Kamakura, Kanazawa prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. John Alexander Pope
  • Type

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