Stoneware with black and white inlays under celadon glaze; gold lacquer repair
H x Diam: 7.2 × 19.2 cm (2 13/16 × 7 9/16 in)
second half of 14th century
Broad shallow; low heavy foot; gold lacquer repairs. Sandy deposits on foot.
Clay: hard, coarse, resonant, heavily blistered.
Glaze: dark greenish-gray, pitted and fissured, underfired.
Decoration: Stamped and incised, inlaid in white and black under glaze: inside, two willow trees and two clumps of grasses, alternating with simming ducks. Stamped cloud-lappet ring around bottom, outside two concentric rings. Three below rim. Outside, two pairs of lines.
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1898 
From 1898 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1898 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 559, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 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)