Arita ware drug pot (albarello) with European decoration

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1650-1750
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under transparent, faintly blue glaze
Arita ware
H x Diam (overall): 27.8 x 19.3 cm (10 15/16 x 7 5/8 in)
Japan, Saga prefecture, Arita
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


Arita ware, Edo period (1615 - 1868), flower, Japan, porcelain, WWII-era provenance

Unknown Japanese dealer, purchased at auction, Christie's, London, November 15, 1993, lot no. 364 [1]

Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Tokyo [2]

To 2003
Anthony Carter, London, to 2003

From 2003
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Anthony Carter in 2003


[1] According to Curatorial Note 1, Louise Cort, September 22, 2003, in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Anthony Carter
Idemitsu Museum of Arts

Published References
  • Auction, 15 November 1993. London, November 15, 1993. lot 364.
  • Louise Allison Cort. Japanese and Korean Ceramics. vol. 36, no. 1 Hong Kong, January-February 2006. p. 103, fig. 4.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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