Karatsu ware serving dish

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1620-1650
Stoneware with iron pigment and white slip painted and inlaid under clear glaze
Karatsu ware, Takeo Karatsu type
H x W x D: 10 x 40.5 x 40.5 cm (3 15/16 x 15 15/16 x 15 15/16 in)
Japan, Saga prefecture, Takeo city, Shirakibaru or Kamanokashira kilns
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


crane, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Karatsu ware, Takeo Karatsu type, stoneware, WWII-era provenance

Christie's, London, March 21-22, 1990, lot no. 137 [1]

To 1992
Andy Saylor, Richmond, Virginia, to 1992 [2]

From 1992
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Andy Saylor in 1992


[1] According to the Christie's catalog, this object appeared in the March 21-22 auction, but was not sold (see Curatorial Note 7, Louise Cort, May 22, 2004, in the object record).

[2] According to information in the object record, Andy Saylor purchased the object at an estate auction, with information that the dish had been purchased in Japan during the 1950s (see Curatorial Note 7, A. Saylor, November 11, 1991, in the object record).

Previous Owner(s)

Andy Saylor

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