Serving dish with design of “Three Friends”

citation

Historical period(s)
Momoyama or Edo period, 1615-1624
Medium
Stoneware with Oribe glaze and iron decoration under clear glaze; gold lacquer repairs
Style
Mino ware, Oribe type
Dimensions
H x W x D: 8.3 x 37 x 37 cm (3 1/4 x 14 9/16 x 14 9/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Gifu prefecture, Tajimi, probably Kamagane kilns
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1973.6a-e
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Serving dish

Keywords
bamboo, Edo period (1615 - 1868), flower, Japan, lacquer repair, Mino ware, Oribe type, Momoyama period (1573 - 1615), stoneware, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Takashi Yanagi

Label

The craftsman who decorated this dish began by ladling three scoops of copper-green glaze over the surface, creating somewhat randomly the area to be filled with painted decoration. The decoration combines naturalistic bamboo plants—including abundant bamboo shoots, a
delicacy of early spring in Japanese cuisine—and geometric patterns. Dishes of this large size were used to serve food at banquets.

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

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