Bowl, waster

Bowl, waster.
Clay: porcelain.
Glaze: clear. Grit adhesion on foot.
Decoration: in cobalt pigment under the glaze. Roundel design on outside. Artemesia leaf on inside. Two closely-spaced lines on the foot.
Mark: none. Inscription on base.

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1640-1660
Medium
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
Style
Arita ware
Dimensions
W: 12.7 cm (5 in)
Geography
Japan, Saga prefecture, Arita, Naka Shirakawa kiln site
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. John Alexander Pope
Collection
Freer Study Collection
Accession Number
FSC-P-319
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl (waster)

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

Bowl, waster.
Clay: porcelain.
Glaze: clear. Grit adhesion on foot.
Decoration: in cobalt pigment under the glaze. Roundel design on outside. Artemesia leaf on inside. Two closely-spaced lines on the foot.
Mark: none. Inscription on base.

Inscription(s)

"Nakashirakawa" inscribed in black grease paint by John A. Pope.

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