Nabeshima ware dish molded in form of spray of cherry blossoms
Molded porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze, enamels over the glaze
H x W x D: 3.6 x 16.7 x 13.2 cm (1 7/16 x 6 9/16 x 5 3/16 in)
Arita ware, Nabeshima type
Arita, Saga prefecture, Japan
Arita ware, Nabeshima type, Edo period (1615 - 1868), cherry blossom, Japan, porcelain, Japanese Art
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Kato family, Japan  To 1907 Unidentified owner, Japan, to 1907  From 1907 to 1919 Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased in Japan from an unidentified owner in 1907  From 1920 Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920  Notes:  According to F1907.530, Curatorial Remark 7, L.A. Cort, 1982, in the object record (and quoting from the "Boxed In" exhibition label): "The lid of the box containing this charming mixed set of five small plates relates that they were assembled by one Kato, possibly as early as the 18th century, and treasured by his heirs." That inscription states that this object was "One of the treasures of the Kato house" (see Curatorial Remark 6, L.A. Cort, 1982, in the object record).  See Original Pottery List, L. 1580, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.  See note 2.  The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
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