Serving bowl in style of Chinese celadon, probably Shodai ware

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1650-1800
Stoneware with white slip under transparent green glaze; gold lacquer repairs
Probably Shodai ware
H x W: 7.6 x 15.1 cm (3 x 5 15/16 in)
Japan, Kumamoto prefecture
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Serving bowl (hachi)

Edo period (1615 - 1868), flower, Japan, lacquer repair, Shodai ware, stoneware, tea, white slip

To 1897
Charles A. Dana (1819-1897), New York to 1897 [1]

From 1898 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased at auction, the Dana Collection Sale, American Art Galleries, New York February 24-26, 1898 [2]

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


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 309, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1. This object appears to have been listed as No. 28 in the Dana Collection sale catalogue (according to Curatorial Remark 12, Louise Cort, July 18, 2005, in the object record).

[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)

Charles A. Dana 1819 - 1897
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Robert L. Hobson, Edward S. Morse, Rose Sickler Williams. Chinese, Corean, and Japanese Potteries: Descriptive Catalogue of the Loan Exhibition. Exh. cat. New York, March 2-21, 1914. cat. 39.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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