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Artist:
Probably by Raku Tannyu (1795-1854)  Search this
Medium:
Earthenware with Black Raku and white glazes
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 9.2 × 11.7 cm (3 5/8 × 4 5/8 in)
Style:
Korakuen ware
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Tokyo, Japan
Date:
19th century
Period:
Edo period
Description:
Tea bowl, cylindrical; small, retired foot.
Clay: soft, Raku
Glaze: rich, black, iridesctent; orangepeel surface. Three spur-marks on footrim.
Decoration: in grayish-cream glaze, crackled. Mt. Fuji amidst clouds.
Seal: Korakuen sei [Jpn], inside circularr frame. Impressed on base outside footrim.
Marks:
Korakuen sei [Jpn], inside circularr frame. Impressed on base outside footrim
Provenance:
To 1898
A.D. Vorce and Co., Hartford, CT, to 1898 [1]
From 1898 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from A.D. Vorce and Co. in 1898 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 33, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
[2] See note 1.
[3] 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.
Collection:
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Exhibition History:
Artists of Edo (November 19, 2005 to May 29, 2006)
Real and Imagined Places in Japanese Art (March 4 to October 21, 2001)
Garden Potteries and Official Kilns: Clan-Sponsored Ceramics in the Edo Period (January 16, 1986 to November 3, 1986)
Centennial Exhibition, Galleries 1 and 2 (February 25, 1956 to January 1, 1963)
Untitled Exhibition, Japanese Art, 1955 (October 25, 1955 to November 22, 1955)
Untitled Exhibition, Japanese Art, 1951 (January 23, 1951 to February 25, 1956)
Untitled Exhibition, Japanese Hanging Scrolls, Ceramics, and Sculpture (October 2, 1947 to January 23, 1951)
Untitled Exhibition, Japanese Ceramics and Painting (May 2, 1946 to October 2, 1947)
Previous custodian or owner:
A. D. Vorce and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Topic:
Korakuen ware  Search this
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
tea  Search this
Mount Fuji  Search this
Japan  Search this
earthenware  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Charles Lang Freer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1898.132
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3b9b58b3e-a261-4df8-b870-c5c1b3613881
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1898.132