Set of five individual serving dishes with design of Mr. Fuji

Set of five individual serving dishes (meizeizara) with design of Mt. Fuji.
Wood storage box with lid.
Clay: porcelain.
Glaze: transparent.
Decoration: on upper surface, design of Mount Fuji partially hidden in mist, the peak drawn freehand with relief white pigment and chrome-green pigment under the glaze, the mist executed with stencil using iron-brown pigment under the glaze. In cobalt under the glaze, single line in angle at join of base and foot. Translucent green (celadon) glaze on upper surface and lower surface outside foot; clear glaze on foot and base.
Mark: “Togyokuen-sei” (^j^) (made by Togyokuen), four-character inscription written in cobalt under the glaze in center of base.

Maker(s)
Artist: Katō Gosuke IV 加藤五輔 (1863-1900)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, 1875-1899
Medium
Porcelain with white slip and iron, chrome, and cobalt pigments under clear glaze
Style
Seto ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2.2 x 13.5 x 13.5 cm (7/8 x 5 5/16 x 5 5/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Aichi prefecture, Seto, Seto village
Credit Line
Gift of Okochi Sadao
Accession Number
F1990.12.1-5
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Dish (meimeizara)

Keywords
cobalt pigment, iron pigment, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), Mount Fuji, porcelain, Seto ware, white slip, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Okochi Sadao

Description

Set of five individual serving dishes (meizeizara) with design of Mt. Fuji.
Wood storage box with lid.
Clay: porcelain.
Glaze: transparent.
Decoration: on upper surface, design of Mount Fuji partially hidden in mist, the peak drawn freehand with relief white pigment and chrome-green pigment under the glaze, the mist executed with stencil using iron-brown pigment under the glaze. In cobalt under the glaze, single line in angle at join of base and foot. Translucent green (celadon) glaze on upper surface and lower surface outside foot; clear glaze on foot and base.
Mark: "Togyokuen-sei" (^j^) (made by Togyokuen), four-character inscription written in cobalt under the glaze in center of base.

Inscription(s)

Inscription on base in cobalt, "Togyokuen-sei" (made by Togyokuen) ^j^

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 126, p. 218.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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