Presentation jar for pickled plums

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1770-1800
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear colorless glaze
Arita ware
H x W: 23.7 x 22 cm (9 5/16 x 8 11/16 in)
Japan, Saga prefecture, Arita, Hiekoba 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, cobalt pigment, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, plant, porcelain, WWII-era provenance

To 1961
Howard Hollis and Company, Cleveland, Ohio. [1]

From 1961
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Howard Hollis and Company, Cleveland, Ohio. [2]


[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Howard Hollis and Company

Published References
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 172.
  • Tezuka Bunzo, Ko-Imari Chosa Iinkai. Koimari. Saga City. p. 371.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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