Banko ware serving dish with design of bird and hydrangea

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1740-1799
Stoneware with cream-colored glaze and enamels over glaze
Banko ware
H x W: 14.3 x 23.2 cm (5 5/8 x 9 1/8 in)
Japan, Mie prefecture, Kuwana
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Serving dish (tebachi)

Banko ware, bird, Edo period (1615 - 1868), flower, Japan, stoneware, WWII-era provenance
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Sekai toji zenshu [Catalogue of the World's Ceramics]. 16 vols, Tokyo, 1955-1958. vol. 5: p. 281, pl. 18.
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 60.
  • Mizuoka Tadanari. Ceramic Art of Japan. Tourist Library, no. 8 Tokyo. cover.
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 127, vol. 2: p. 183.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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