Rectangular serving dish in Gray Shino style

Plaque-shaped serving dish (gaku-zara 額皿), quadrilateral with foliated corners; four low loop feet.
Clay: hard, grayish.
Glaze: brilliant clear glaze, translucent where thick, over dark, red-brown wash.
Decoration: painted in reserve with thin iron wash.

Historical period(s)
Edo period or Meiji era, 1800-1880
Medium
Stoneware with white slip and iron pigment under clear glaze
Style
Mino-style ware, Gray Shino type
Dimensions
H x W x D: 21.4 x 18.9 x 18.9 cm (8 7/16 x 7 7/16 x 7 7/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1896.53
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Serving dish

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), heron, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), Mino-style ware, stoneware
Provenance

To 1896
Rufus E. Moore, New York to 1896 [1]

From 1896 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Rufus E. Moore in 1896 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 239, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Rufus E. Moore (C.L. Freer source) 1840-1918
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Description

Plaque-shaped serving dish (gaku-zara 額皿), quadrilateral with foliated corners; four low loop feet.
Clay: hard, grayish.
Glaze: brilliant clear glaze, translucent where thick, over dark, red-brown wash.
Decoration: painted in reserve with thin iron wash.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 109, p. 198.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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