Nabeshima ware dish molded in form of spray of cherry blossoms
- Previous custodian or owner
- Kato Family
- Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
- Kato family, Japan 
- To 1907
- Unidentified owner, Japan, to 1907 
- From 1907 to 1919
- Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased in Japan from an unidentified owner in 1907 
- From 1920
- Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
-  According to F1907.530, Curatorial Remark 7, L.A. Cort, 1982, in the object record (and quoting from the "Boxed In" exhibition label): "The lid of the box containing this charming mixed set of five small plates relates that they were assembled by one Kato, possibly as early as the 18th century, and treasured by his heirs." That inscription states that this object was "One of the treasures of the Kato house" (see Curatorial Remark 6, L.A. Cort, 1982, in the object record).
-  See Original Pottery List, L. 1580, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
-  See note 2.
-  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.
- Data Source
- Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
- Edo period
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Molded porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze, enamels over the glaze
- H x W x D: 3.6 x 16.7 x 13.2 cm (1 7/16 x 6 9/16 x 5 3/16 in)
- Arita ware, Nabeshima type