Stoneware with white slip and cobalt decoration under clear glaze and gold lacquer repairs
H x Diam: 5.4 × 16.3 cm (2 1/8 × 6 7/16 in)
Cake-dish, flaring, deep. Gold lacquer repairs. Foot ring ground down.
Clay: hard, white, resonant. Buff on exposed surface.
Glaze: deep cream, crackled, scar on outside.
Decoration: birds in branches in dark blue, under glaze.
Yamanaka & Company, to 1897 
From 1897 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1897 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 243, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.
 See note 1.
 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.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Previous custodian or owner:
Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965) (C.L. Freer source)