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Artist: Hododa (Japanese, c. 1868 - c. 1912)

Region: Satsuma (Japanese, founded 1598)

Date: between 1868-1912
Medium: porcelain with enamel
17 × 15 inches (43.2 × 38.1 cm)
Classification: Household Accessories
Markings: In Japanese characters: Satsuma Yaki Hododa Zo (on base)
Credit Line: Gift of Nelda C. Stark, 1981
Object number: 48.900.35
Neal Appraisal 2000: 222
Accession Number: 2006.5.1
DescriptionAmphora shaped; circular base; tapered body; waisted neck; square with rounded corners shaped rim; white ground; polychrome enamel monkeys and blue flowers and scrolling foliage design at neck and upper body; low relief of monkeys eating grapes and playing with flowers on sides; gold trim.
Provenance: Probably W.H. Stark [1851-1936] and Miriam Lutcher Stark [Mrs. W.H. Stark, 1859-1936]; by inheritance to their son H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965]; by inheritance to his wife Nelda C. Stark [1909-1999]; Estate of Nelda C. Stark; bequeathed July 2006 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to The W.H. Stark House