Small bottle with underglaze copper-red decoration (waster, areas of fill)

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Hirose Mukaigama kiln site, Arita, Saga prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Porcelain with copper-red decoration under clear glaze
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Provenance

    To 1982
    John A. Pope (1906-1982), Washington, D.C, gift from the Hirose workshop. [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] According to the object record, John A. Pope received the bottle as a gift from the Hirose workshop. See Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record. See also Study Collection catalogue card, Collections Management Office.
    [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

    Hirose Mukaigama kiln site, Arita, Saga prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. John Alexander Pope
  • Type

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