Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1660-1680
Medium
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
Style
Arita ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 20.1 x 15.3 x 10 cm (7 15/16 x 6 x 3 15/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Saga prefecture, Arita, Probably Chokichidani kiln
Credit Line
Gift of Mason W. Wang
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1986.10
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Ewer

Keywords
Arita ware, chrysanthemum, cobalt pigment, Edo period (1615 - 1868), flower, Japan, landscape, porcelain, river, tree, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Label

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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