Individual serving dish with design of flowering quince, Mino ware, Shino type

Buff clay. Three loop feet on base; glaze wiped off bottoms. Underglaze iron painted decoration of flowering plant in center; two geometric motifs alternating around outer edge of rim. White feldspathic glaze, thick, glossy and coarsely crackled; orange areas on rim where glaze is thin. On base, three large spur marks in glaze; in bottom, three minute spur marks, closely spaced in center.

Historical period(s)
Momoyama period, 1607-1615
Medium
Stoneware with iron pigment under feldspathic glaze
Style
Mino ware, Decorated Shino type
Dimensions
H x W x D: 5.5 x 16.9 x 16.9 cm (2 3/16 x 6 5/8 x 6 5/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Gifu prefecture, Toki city, Kujiri village, Motoyashiki kiln
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1962.20
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Individual serving dish (mukozuke)

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

To 1962
N.V. Hammer, Inc., New York. [1]

From 1962
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from N.V. Hammer, Inc., New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

N.V. Hammer, Inc.

Description

Buff clay. Three loop feet on base; glaze wiped off bottoms. Underglaze iron painted decoration of flowering plant in center; two geometric motifs alternating around outer edge of rim. White feldspathic glaze, thick, glossy and coarsely crackled; orange areas on rim where glaze is thin. On base, three large spur marks in glaze; in bottom, three minute spur marks, closely spaced in center.

Label

At many tea gatherings, guests enjoy a meal served on individual trays. Each tray holds lacquered wooden bowls for rice and soup and a small ceramic dish containing fish and vegetables.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 30, p. 25.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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