Octagonal dish with design of fish

Maker(s)
Artist: Horie (underglaze enamels)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1665-1685 (enamels added 1940s)
Medium
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze, enamels over the glaze
Style
Arita ware, Kakiemon type
Dimensions
H x W: 5 x 33.3 cm (1 15/16 x 13 1/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Saga prefecture, Arita
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1958.3
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Dish

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

Notes:

[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)

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
Google Cultural Institute
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