Dish with design of four spades

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1650-1660
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze, enamels over glaze
Arita ware, Aode Kutani type
H x W: 6.4 x 33.3 cm (2 1/2 x 13 1/8 in)
Japan, Saga prefecture, Arita, Yambeta kiln group
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


Arita ware, Aode Kutani type, cobalt pigment, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, porcelain, WWII-era provenance

To 1966
Harry C. Nail, Jr., El Dorado, Arkansas. [1]

From 1966
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Harry C. Nail, Jr., El Dorado, Arkansas. [2]


[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Harry C. Nail Jr.

Published References
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 192.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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