Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1660-1680
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
Arita ware
H x W x D: 20.1 x 15.3 x 10 cm (7 15/16 x 6 x 3 15/16 in)
Japan, Saga prefecture, Arita, Probably Chokichidani kiln
Credit Line
Gift of Mason W. Wang
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


Arita ware, chrysanthemum, cobalt pigment, Edo period (1615 - 1868), flower, Japan, landscape, porcelain, river, tree, WWII-era provenance
Provenance research underway.

Fragments of ewers of this type were recovered during the recent excavation of the Chokichidani kiln site in Arita. The date of 1666 appears on the Dutch silver mounting of another such ewer, indicating that the shape was among the earliest made specifically to order for the Dutch East India Company.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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