Five-lobed serving dish with design of thistles

Clay: hard, dense, grayish.
Glaze: bright gray, heavily crackled in brown. Cream, crackled, in recess of foot. Shino (feldspathic) glaze.
Decoration: in brilliant green, yellow, pink, black, and brown, overglaze enamels: thistles.
Seal: in overglaze red enamel, on front.

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1750-1799
Medium
Stoneware with Shino-type feldspathic glaze and enamels over glaze
Style
Seto or Mino ware
Dimensions
H x W: 5.3 x 26.2 cm (2 1/16 x 10 5/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Aichi prefecture or Gifu prefecture, Seto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1901.177
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Serving dish

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Mino ware, stoneware
Provenance

To 1901
Charles C. Coleman, to 1901 [1]

From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Charles C. Coleman in 1901 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] Object file.

[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)

Charles C. Coleman (C.L. Freer source) 1840-1928
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Description

Clay: hard, dense, grayish.
Glaze: bright gray, heavily crackled in brown. Cream, crackled, in recess of foot. Shino (feldspathic) glaze.
Decoration: in brilliant green, yellow, pink, black, and brown, overglaze enamels: thistles.
Seal: in overglaze red enamel, on front.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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