Octagonal dish with design of fish

Artist: Horie (underglaze enamels)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1665-1685 (enamels added 1940s)
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze, enamels over the glaze
Arita ware, Kakiemon type
H x W: 5 x 33.3 cm (1 15/16 x 13 1/8 in)
Japan, Saga prefecture, Arita
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


Arita ware, Kakiemon type, Edo period (1615 - 1868), fish, Japan, porcelain, WWII-era provenance

To ?
Mr. Imaizumi Motosuke’s father. [1]

To 1958
Mayuyama & Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan. [2]

From 1958
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Mayuyama & Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan. [3]


[1] Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record. Excerpt from the comment from September 1972: “This plate, with only the underglaze-cobalt decoration, had belonged to Mr. Imaizumi’s father. The overglaze enamels were added by Horie of Kaga City just after World War II.”

[2] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[3] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Mayuyama & Co., Ltd.

Published References
  • Mayuyama Junkichi. Japanese Art in the West. Tokyo. pl. 391.
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 181.
  • Mayuyama Junkichi. Obei shuzo chugoku toji zuroku [Chinese Ceramics in the West]. Tokyo. pl. 391.
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 126, vol. 2: p. 183.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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