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Rectangular serving dish in Gray Shino style

Serving dish
Historical period(s)
Edo period or Meiji era, 1800-1880
Stoneware with white slip and iron pigment under clear glaze
Mino-style ware, Gray Shino type
H x W x D: 21.4 x 18.9 x 18.9 cm (8 7/16 x 7 7/16 x 7 7/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
Plaque-shaped serving dish (gaku-zara 額皿), quadrilateral with foliated corners; four low loop feet.
Clay: hard, grayish.
Glaze: brilliant clear glaze, translucent where thick, over dark, red-brown wash.
Decoration: painted in reserve with thin iron wash.

To 1896
Rufus E. Moore, New York to 1896 [1]

From 1896 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Rufus E. Moore in 1896 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 239, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] 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.

Former owner
Rufus E. Moore (C.L. Freer source) (1840 - 1918)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel
Edo period (1615 - 1868), heron, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), Mino-style ware, stoneware
Collection(s) Area
Japanese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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