Object photography

Pictured with E30279, E30280, and E30281
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On View East India Marine Hall, level 2

Object description

  • Japanese artist
  • Saucer, about 1801
  • 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
  • E30282
Teacup and saucer, about 1801 Glazed porcelaneous stoneware, lacquered wood Hizen kilns, Japan Gift of Samuel G. Derby, 1803 E30281, E30282 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 wooden saucer that accompanies a white ceramic teacup. The edges of the saucer flare up from a flat base.

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