Ten-sided (decagonal) bowl, waster

Ten-sided (decagonal) bowl, waster.
Clay: porcelain.
Glaze: clear.
Decoration: in cobalt pigment under the glaze. Each two facets have an ogival enclosure with different patterns (two visible here are bamboo shoots and lattice).

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1610-1660
Medium
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
Style
Arita ware
Dimensions
W: 9.1 cm (3 9/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Saga prefecture, Yamauchi, Hyakken kiln site
Credit Line
Gift of John A. Pope
Collection
Freer Study Collection
Accession Number
FSC-P-1243
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl (waster)

Keywords
Arita ware, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Hyakken kiln site, Japan
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Ten-sided (decagonal) bowl, waster.
Clay: porcelain.
Glaze: clear.
Decoration: in cobalt pigment under the glaze. Each two facets have an ogival enclosure with different patterns (two visible here are bamboo shoots and lattice).

Marking(s)

Mark: Auspicious character "ju" on the base.

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