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Catalog Data

Medium:
Stoneware with iron glaze
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 8.8 x 10.3 cm (3 7/16 x 4 1/16 in)
Style:
Rakurakuen ware
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Tokyo, Japan
Date:
1840-1860
Period:
Edo period
Description:
Buff clay. Hand formed, heavy. Vertical faceting on one side of wall; incised undulating horizontal line on opposite side of wall; incised spiral in bottom; incised ring on base. Chocolate brown iron glaze, glossy on side exposed to highest temperature during firing (over facts), matte on opposite side. Foot unglazed.
Provenance:
To 1898
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1898 [1]
From 1898 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1898 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 435, 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:
Garden Potteries and Official Kilns: Clan-Sponsored Ceramics in the Edo Period (January 16, 1986 to November 3, 1986)
Previous custodian or owner:
Bunkio Matsuki 松木文恭 (1867-1940) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Topic:
Rakurakuen ware  Search this
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
tea  Search this
Japan  Search this
stoneware  Search this
brown and black glaze  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Charles Lang Freer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1898.439
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3703752d7-b4f0-4453-a101-870358ef4c68
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1898.439