Square serving dish

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1953
  • Geography

    Inbe, Okayama prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Wood-fired unglazed stoneware with accidental ash glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 4.6 × 30.4 × 30 cm (1 13/16 × 11 15/16 × 11 13/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Kaneshige Toyo (1896-1967)
  • Provenance

    From 1953-54
    J.B. Blunk (1926-2002), Inverness, California, gift of the artist, Kaneshige Toyo (1869-1967), Tokyo, Japan in 1953-54. [1]
    To 2016
    Gallery Japonesque, San Francisco, California. [2]
    From 2016
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from the Gallery Japonesque, San Francisco, California. [3]
    [1] J. B. Blunk spent 14 months with Kaneshige Toyo as an apprentice in Japan from 1953 to 1954. During this time, Kaneshige gave him this dish. See Acquisition proposal, object file, Collections Management Office.
    [2] The dish was purchased from the Gallery Japonesque in 2016. See Acquisition Consideration Form, object file, Collections Management Office.
    [3] See note 2.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    James Blain Blunk (1926-2002)
  • Origin

    Inbe, Okayama prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — funds provided by Dr William Goldstein, Victor and Takako Hauge, Dorothy T. Goldman, and Janice Rabinowitz
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