Gourd-shaped serving bowl

Artist: Nin'ami Dōhachi 仁阿弥道八 (1783-1855)
Historical period(s)
Late Edo period, 1842-1855
Stoneware with cobalt and iron pigment under clear glaze, gold leaf over glaze
H x W x D (bowl): 6.5 x 16.5 x 23.4 cm (2 9/16 x 6 1/2 x 9 3/16 in)
Japan, Kyoto prefecture, Kyoto, Horiuchi village, Momoyama kiln, Fushimi
Credit Line
Purchase — funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Serving bowl

cobalt pigment, Edo period (1615 - 1868), gourd, iron pigment, Japan, Late Edo period (1716 - 1868), stoneware, WWII-era provenance
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Chado Shiryokan. Chanoyu to Kyotyaki II: Nin'ami, Hozen o chushin ni [Tea and Kyoto ceramics II: centering on Nin'ami and Hozen]. Kyoto. fig. 33.
  • Leighton Longhi. Leighton R. Longhi: Forty-Five Years in Asian Art. New York, New York. p 348, fig 366.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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