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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1950
  • Geography

    Mashiko, Tochigi prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with iron and rice-husk ash glazes
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 15.7 x 48.9 cm (6 3/16 x 19 1/4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Hamada Shoji (1894-1978)
  • Description

    Deep bowl with everted, flattened rim.
    Clay: Mashiko stoneware, wheel thrown.
    Glaze: iron (kaki) glaze splashed over rice-husk ash (nuka) glaze.
  • Provenance

    From at least early 1950s
    Idamae Burati, Rockville, MD, from at least the early 1950s [1]
    From 1989
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from Idamae Burati in 1989
    [1] The provenance of the bowl is confirmed by a group photograph taken at Hamada's home in the early 1950's, showing the Buratis and Hamada, who is holding the bowl.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Paper and Clay from Modern Japan (January 20 to March 31, 1991)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Idamae Burati (1909-2000)
  • Origin

    Mashiko, Tochigi prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds
  • Type

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