Individual serving dish (mukozuke) with squared rim

Light gray clay. Three loop feet. Translucent feldspathic glaze covering iron slip, appearing reddish brown where glaze is thin, gray where glaze is thick. Central design of bush clover incised through iron slip. Three large round spur marks on base adjacent to feet.

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Historical period(s)
Momoyama period or Showa era, 1590-1607 or 1950s
Medium
Stoneware with iron slip under feldspathic glaze
Style
Mino ware, Gray Shino type
Dimensions
H x W x D: 5.7 x 17 x 17 cm (2 1/4 x 6 11/16 x 6 11/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Gifu prefecture, Toki city, Kujiri village, Inkyo kiln
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1961.9
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Individual serving dish (mukozuke)

Keywords
flower, Japan, Mino ware, Shino type, Momoyama period (1573 - 1615), stoneware, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1961
Harry C. Nail, Jr., Palo Alto, California. [1]

From 1961
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Harry C. Nail, Jr., Palo Alto, California. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Harry C. Nail Jr.

Description

Light gray clay. Three loop feet. Translucent feldspathic glaze covering iron slip, appearing reddish brown where glaze is thin, gray where glaze is thick. Central design of bush clover incised through iron slip. Three large round spur marks on base adjacent to feet.

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Published References
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 145.
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 26, pp. 25-26.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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