Medium-size plate

Artist: Hamada Shoji (1894-1978)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, early 1960s
Stoneware with iron and clear glazes
Mashiko ware
Diam (rim): 27 cm (10 5/8 in)
Japan, Tochigi prefecture, Mashiko
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Ada Appleton
Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Plate (sara)

iris, Japan, Mashiko ware, Showa era (1926 - 1989), stoneware

From at least 1961-62
Bonnier Gallery, New York. [1]

To 1983
Mrs. Ada G. Appleton, acquired at Bonnier Gallery, New York. [2]

From 1983
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Mrs. Ada G. Appleton. [3]


[1] According to an email from Louise Cort, the Bonnier Gallery was a commercial art gallery in New York City. According to Cort, Hamada held an exhibition at Bonnier’s sometime between 1961 and 1962. See Curatorial Remark 2.

[2] Mrs. Ada G. Appleton acquired the piece at Bonnier Gallery, New York; selected for her by the artists, Hamada Shoji, at her request. See Curatorial Remarks 1 and 2 in the object record.

[3] See object record.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Mrs. Ada G. Appleton
Bonnier Gallery

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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