Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1740-1780
Medium
Porcelain with cobalt under clear, colorless glaze
Style
Arita ware
Dimensions
H x W: 7 x 37.4 cm (2 3/4 x 14 3/4 in)
Geography
Japan, Saga prefecture, Arita
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1965.17
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Dish

Keywords
Arita ware, Edo period (1615 - 1868), flower, Japan, lotus, pine tree, plant, porcelain, tree, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Howard Hollis and Company

Label

The numerous Arita-area kilns produced various styles of enameled porcelains, but pieces decorated simply with underglaze cobalt were always the mainstay, especially for the domestic market. The lineage of this much-simplified garden-like motif within a floral border may be traced to the large blue-and-white plates of the Chinese Yuan dynasty. The Chinese associations of the decoration are emphasized by an imitation Ming dynasty Chenghua reign (1465–1487) mark written on the base.

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

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