Square serving dish

Artist: Kaneshige Toyo (1896-1967)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, ca. 1953
Wood-fired unglazed stoneware with accidental ash glaze
Bizen ware
H x W x D: 4.6 × 30.4 × 30 cm (1 13/16 × 11 15/16 × 11 13/16 in)
Japan, Okayama prefecture, Inbe
Credit Line
Purchase — funds provided by Dr William Goldstein, Victor and Takako Hauge, Dorothy T. Goldman, and Janice Rabinowitz
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


Bizen ware, Hauge collection, Japan, Showa era (1926 - 1989), stoneware

From 1953-54
J.B. Blunk (1926-2002), Inverness, California, gift of the artist, Kaneshige Toyo (1869-1967), Tokyo, Japan in 1953-54. [1]

To 2016
Gallery Japonesque, San Francisco, California. [2]

From 2016
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from the Gallery Japonesque, San Francisco, California. [3]

[1] J. B. Blunk spent 14 months with Kaneshige Toyo as an apprentice in Japan from 1953 to 1954. During this time, Kaneshige gave him this dish. See Acquisition proposal, object file, Collections Management Office.

[2] The dish was purchased from the Gallery Japonesque in 2016. See Acquisition Consideration Form, object file, Collections Management Office.

[3] See note 2.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

James Blain Blunk 1926-2002

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
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