Set of five Utsutsugawa ware boat-shaped dishes with design of waves and reeds

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1690-1750
Medium
Brown stoneware with white slip, iron and cobalt pigments under clear glaze
Style
Utsutsugawa ware
Dimensions
H x W x D (.1): 4.1 x 14.6 x 10.9 cm (1 5/8 x 5 3/4 x 4 5/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Nagasaki prefecture, Isahaya
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1999.15.1-5
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Individual serving dish (mukozuke)

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, stoneware, Utsutsugawa ware, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

Private Japanese collection [1]

To 1999
Sebastian Izzard, New York, to 1999

From 1999
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Sebastian Izzard in 1999

Notes:

[1] The set of objects comes in a modern Japanese box indicating that it was formerly in a private Japanese collection (according to Curatorial Note 6, Louise A. Cort, September 28, 1999, in the object record).

Previous Owner(s)

Sebastian Izzard Asian Art LLC

Published References
  • Japanese Paintings and Works of Art, Korean Ceramics. New York, 1999. cat. 17.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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