Dish with fluted rim, Mino ware, Ofuke type

Small dish with pleated rim.
Clay: buff pottery.
Glaze: transparent glaze with olive greenish tone (Ofuke glaze), large irregular cracks stained brown; glaze deeper green in tone where thick. Interior of footrim glazed; glazed wiped off outside of footrim and surrounding base.
Decoration: pleating on narrow everted rim.

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1630-1700
Medium
Stoneware with wood-ash glaze
Style
Mino ware, Ofuke type
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2.5 x 12.1 x 12.1 cm (1 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in)
Geography
Japan, Gifu prefecture
Credit Line
Gift of Okochi Sadao
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1988.15
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Dish

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Mino ware, Ofuke type, stoneware, wood-ash glaze, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1988
Okochi Sadao, Nagoya, Japan. [1]

From 1988
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Okochi Sadao, Nagoya, Japan. [2]

Notes:

[1] See Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1. See also Curatorial Remark 6 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Okochi Sadao

Description

Small dish with pleated rim.
Clay: buff pottery.
Glaze: transparent glaze with olive greenish tone (Ofuke glaze), large irregular cracks stained brown; glaze deeper green in tone where thick. Interior of footrim glazed; glazed wiped off outside of footrim and surrounding base.
Decoration: pleating on narrow everted rim.

Label

The form of this dish with fluted rim distantly echoes the shape of Chinese Longquan-ware celadon dishes. (see also F1988.14)

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 69, p. 150.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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