Octagonal bowl

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1670-1700
Medium
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze, enamels over glaze
Style
Arita ware, Kakiemon type
Dimensions
H x W: 10.2 x 21.2 cm (4 x 8 3/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Saga prefecture, Arita, Kakiemon kiln, Nangawara
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1963.8
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
Arita ware, Kakiemon type, Edo period (1615 - 1868), flower, Japan, porcelain, tree, 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.

Label

This bowl shows two different approaches to decorating the molded bowls that were a popular Kakiemon shape.  On the exterior, the naturalistic motifs are arranged with little reference to the shape of the bowl; within, the molded panels define the arrangement of floral sprays and blossoming branches.

Published References
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 178.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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