Dish with design of male mandarin duck (from a set of five)

Artist: Kitade Tojiro (1898-1968)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, ca. 1955-1965
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze, enamels over glaze
Kutani ware
H x Diam (overall): 2.5 x 16.2 cm (1 x 6 3/8 in)
Japan, Ishikawa prefecture, Kanazawa
Credit Line
Gift of Sanae and Douglas Reeves
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


cobalt pigment, duck, Japan, Kutani ware, porcelain, Showa era (1926 - 1989)
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Thomas Lawton, Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. p. 339.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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