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Vase with two cloud-shaped lugs, neck fragment

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Naka Shirakawa kiln site, Arita, Saga prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 13.4 x 8.6 cm (5 1/4 x 3 3/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Neck of vase with two cloud-shaped lugs.
    Clay: porcelain.
    Glaze: clear.
    Decoration: in cobalt pigment under the glaze. Plants.
    Mark: none.
    Inscription by John Pope on inside: Nakashsirakawa..
  • Inscriptions

    "Nakashirakawa" inscribed in black grease paint by John A. Pope.
  • Collection

    Freer Study Collection
  • Origin

    Naka Shirakawa kiln site, Arita, Saga prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Dr. John Alexander Pope, 1956
  • Type

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