Individual serving dish with flat foliate rim

Buff clay. Trimmed foot rim. Incised decoration of donkey and rider on shore of lake in center, flowers and grasses in cavetto; combing on flat rim; hand-cut foliation on edge of rim. Copper-tinted green ash glaze of uneven flow; foot unglazed; three round spur marks inside foot rim.

Historical period(s)
Momoyama or Edo period, 1607-1624
Medium
Stoneware with copper-green glaze
Style
Mino ware, Oribe type
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3.6 x 15.5 x 15.5 cm (1 7/16 x 6 1/8 x 6 1/8 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
F1963.10
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Individual serving dish (mukozuke)

Keywords
donkey, Edo period (1615 - 1868), flower, Japan, Mino ware, Oribe type, Momoyama period (1573 - 1615), stoneware, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1963
Harry C. Nail, Jr., Palo Alto, California. [1]

From 1963
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

Buff clay. Trimmed foot rim. Incised decoration of donkey and rider on shore of lake in center, flowers and grasses in cavetto; combing on flat rim; hand-cut foliation on edge of rim. Copper-tinted green ash glaze of uneven flow; foot unglazed; three round spur marks inside foot rim.

Label

Imported Chinese plates with enamel glazes inspired such green-glazed plates with their painterly motifs of donkey and rider, irises, or pair of geese.

Published References
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 146.
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 34, p. 107.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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