Raku type earthenware with white slip under translucent amber lead glaze
H x Diam: 6.5 × 13.6 cm (2 9/16 × 5 3/8 in)
Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture, Japan
second half of 18th century
Clay: soft, reddish-buff. Raku type.
Glaze: deep orange-yellow, with dark red-orange overflow. Iridescent. Lead glaze.
Decoration: incised spiral scrolls. Splashes of white slip under glaze.
Yamanaka & Company, to 1898 
From 1898 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1898 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 Undated folder sheet note. Also see Original Pottery List, L. 617, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.
 See note 1.
 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.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Previous custodian or owner:
Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965) (C.L. Freer source)