Bowl with decoration by John A. Pope

Artist: Studio of Nakazato Tarouemon XII (1895-1985)
Decorator: Dr. John Alexander Pope (1906-1982)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, 1965
Stoneware with iron pigment under feldspathic glaze
Karatsu ware, E-Karatsu type
H x Diam: 5.5 x 22.4 cm (2 3/16 x 8 13/16 in)
Japan, Saga prefecture, Karatsu, Nakazato Tarouemon workshop
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. John Alexander Pope
Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


Japan, Karatsu ware, Karatsu ware, E-karatsu type, Showa era (1926 - 1989), stoneware

From 1972 to 1982
John A. Pope (1906-1982), purchased in Japan in 1972. [1]

From 1982 to 1988
Mrs. John A. Pope, ownership transferred to Mrs. Pope after the death of her husband, John A. Pope. [2]

From 1988
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Mrs. John A. Pope. [3]


[1] See Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See note 1. The object was initially given to the Archives by Mrs. Pope in 1988, and then it was transferred to the Freer Study Collection in 2006.

Previous Owner(s)

Dr. John Alexander Pope 1906-1982
Annemarie Henle Pope 1907 - 2001

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