Bottle

Bottle with narrow neck and narrow, flat lip repaired with gold lacquer.
Clay: white porcelain
Glaze: white
Decoration: Sagittaria and stylized plum blossoms in overglaze enamels, mostly red, plus some turquoise and yellow.

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1650-1670
Medium
Porcelain with enamels over clear glaze
Style
Arita ware, early enamel type
Dimensions
H x W: 25.6 x 14.6 cm (10 1/16 x 5 3/4 in)
Geography
Japan, Saga prefecture, Arita
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1963.1
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bottle

Keywords
Arita ware, early enamel type, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, porcelain, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1963
Howard C. Hollis, New York. [1]

From 1963
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Howard C. Hollis, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record. See letter dated April 5, 1963 where Hollis asks to have the vase credited to his name and not that of Howard Hollis and Co., see copy of invoice in the object file.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Howard Hollis and Company

Description

Bottle with narrow neck and narrow, flat lip repaired with gold lacquer.
Clay: white porcelain
Glaze: white
Decoration: Sagittaria and stylized plum blossoms in overglaze enamels, mostly red, plus some turquoise and yellow.

Published References
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 174.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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