Object photography

Pictured with E30280, E30281, and E30282
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On View East India Marine Hall, level 2

Object description

  • Japanese artist
  • Saucer, about1801
  • Lacquered wood
  • Hizen kilns, Japan
  • H: 1/2 in, dia.: 3 1/4 in (H: 1.3 cm, dia.: 8.3 cm)
  • Gift of Samuel G. Derby, 1803
  • E30279
eacup and saucer, about 1801 Glazed porcelaneous stoneware, lacquered wood Hizen kilns, Japan Gift of Samuel G. Derby, 1803 E30280, E30279 This cup and its accompanying wooden saucer, known as chataku, were made for the Japanese market. Acquired while the Salem ship Margaret was trading under Dutch charter in the port of Nagasaki, they were given to the East India Marine Society soon after the voyage. Apparently they had never been used.


East India Marine Society Collection


This is a red lacquered wooden saucer that accompanies a white ceramic teacup.

Exhibition History

  • East India Marine Hall, Peabody Essex Museum; November 15, 2013 through Present
  • Worlds Revealed: The Dawn of Japanese and American Exchange, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.; November 17, 2000 through March 18, 2001