Dish with design of pine tree and moon (from a set of five)

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1955-1965
  • Geography

    Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze, enamels over glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (overall): 2.5 x 16.2 cm (1 x 6 3/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Artist

    Kitade Tojiro (1898-1968)
  • Description

    Shallow wheel-thrown dish with gently rising rim, wide trimmed foot tapering inward on outside, straight on inside.
    Clay: porcelain.
    Glaze: smooth, clear, colorless glaze over entire surface except footrim.
    Decoration: in underglaze cobalt, on front, broad band around edge of rim; on back, narrower band and single line encircling foot, single line inside footrim. In polychrome and gold enamels, black cross-hatch lattice overlaying broad blue band, gold line inside band, central motif. On underside, red enamels lines to outside of blue band encircling foot, inside of blue line inside footrim.
    Mark: in red enamel, square mark "To" in center of base inside footrim.
  • Marks

    Mark: in red enamel, square mark "To " in center of base inside footrim.
    Mark: in red enamel, square mark "To " in center of base inside footrim.
  • Inscriptions

    The dishes are contained in a paulownia wood box inscribed by the artist. The inscription on the front of the box lid reads: (upper right) [?/] kacho zu ([??] bird and flower designs); (center) meimeizara (individual serving dishes). The box is signed on the back of the box lid: Tojiro [rectangular red seal: ??].
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Origin

    Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Sanae and Douglas Reeves
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