Arita ware covered jar

Historical period(s)
Edo period or Meiji era, 1690-1720 or 1868-1912
Porcelain with cobalt decoration under transparent glaze, enamel decoration over glaze
Arita ware, Kenjo Imari type
H x W: 14 x 13.3 cm (5 1/2 x 5 1/4 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, Imari type, Edo period (1615 - 1868), flower, Japan, porcelain, WWII-era provenance

To 1962
Harry C. Nail Jr., Atherton, California. [1]

From 1962
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Harry C. Nail Jr., Atherton, California. [2]


[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Harry C. Nail Jr.

Published References
  • Yamane Yuzo. Nihon iroe koto shu. Tokyo. pl. 40.
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 175.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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