Bowl, fragment of base

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Bowl, fragment.
Clay: porcelain.
Glaze: clear, with pale gray tint. Unglazed patches on the foot showing pigment underneath.
Decoration: in cobalt pigment under the glaze. Artemesia leaf on the inside. Roundel on the outside. 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 with gray tint
Style
Arita ware
Dimensions
H x W: 6.2 x 12.7 cm (2 7/16 x 5 in)
Geography
Japan, Saga prefecture, Arita, Naka Shirakawa kiln site
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. John Alexander Pope
Accession Number
FSC-P-335
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl (fragment)

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

Dr. John Alexander Pope 1906 - 1982

Description

Bowl, fragment.
Clay: porcelain.
Glaze: clear, with pale gray tint. Unglazed patches on the foot showing pigment underneath.
Decoration: in cobalt pigment under the glaze. Artemesia leaf on the inside. Roundel on the outside. 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
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum