Nabeshima ware dish in five-sun size

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1680-1700
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze, enamels over the glaze
Arita ware, Nabeshima type
H x W: 3.7 x 15 cm (1 7/16 x 5 7/8 in)
Japan, Saga prefecture, Imari, Okawachi kiln
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


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

To 1959
Harry C. Nail, Jr., Palo Alto, California. [1]

From 1959
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Harry C. Nail, Jr., Palo Alto, California. [2]


[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record. Also refer to Curatorial Remark 2.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Harry C. Nail Jr.

Published References
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 182.
  • Louise Allison Cort. The Artist in Edo. Washington. p. 15, fig. 3-4.
  • Imaizumi Motosuke. Iro nabeshima to Matsugatani. Tokyo. p. 231, pl. 140.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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