N.V. Hammer, Inc., New York. 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from N.V. Hammer, Inc., New York. 
 Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
 See note 1.
- Previous Owner(s)
N.V. Hammer, Inc.
Buff clay. Recessed base. Underglaze iron painted decoration of reeds and water. Thin white feldspathic glaze covering overall coating of iron slip. Base partially glazed. Some modern repairs to losses around rim.
On this plain, flat dish, a uniformly thin application of Shino glaze over a coating of iron-bearing slip produced the variant of Gray Shino known as Red Shino. On most Red Shino vessels the design was scratched through the slip to the white clay body, as for Gray Shino, and therefore appeared white. On this unusual piece the graceful reeds are painted in a dense iron pigment, which appear brown against the coral pink ground of thinner iron pigment as seen through the translucent Shino glaze.
- Published References
- Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 48.
- Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 27, p. 26.
- Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 121, p. 182.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
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