Artist: Hamada Shoji (1894-1978)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, ca. 1963
Stoneware with iron pigment under clear glaze
Mashiko ware
H x Diam (rim): 8.5 x 7.7 cm (3 3/8 x 3 1/16 in)
Japan, Tochigi prefecture, Mashiko
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Ada Appleton
Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Tea cup (yunomi chawan)

Japan, Mashiko ware, Showa era (1926 - 1989), stoneware, tea

Possibly from at least 1963
The Phillips Gallery, Washington, DC [1]

To 1983
Mrs. Ada G. Appleton, acquired from an exhibition at the Phillips Gallery, Washington, DC [2]

From 1983
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Mrs. Ada G. Appleton. [3]


[1] According to an email from Louise Cort, the Phillips Gallery in Washington DC was the former name of the Phillips Collection. In 1963 Hamada attended a conference in Washington DC, possibly at which time an exhibition of his ceramics took place at the Phillips Gallery. See Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[3] See object record.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Mrs. Ada G. Appleton
The Phillips Collection

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
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