Howard Hollis & Co., Cleveland, Ohio. 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Howard Hollis & Co., Cleveland, Ohio. 
 Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
 See note 1.
- Previous Owner(s)
Howard Hollis and Company
The oval form of this slip-cast bowl is a modern addition to the repertory of wheel-thrown shapes made in workshops in Arita since the late seventeenth century and decorated in the Kakiemon style. In that style, named after one of the major workshops in Arita, strong red iron-oxide pigment highlights the palette of clear enamels used to execute sparse motifs, whose small scale emphasizes the milky white of the porcelain clay. On this piece the motif is a rose bush growing against a fence.
- Published References
- Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 64.
- Sadajiro Yamanaka. Kutani, Nabeshima, Kakiemon Meihinshu (Selected Japanese Ceramics of Kutani, Nabeshima, and Kakiemon). Osaka. pl. 86.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum