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Medium:
Stoneware with rice-straw-ash glaze; lacquered wooden lid
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 15.2 × 17.1 cm (6 × 6 3/4 in)
Style:
Takatori or Agano ware
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Fukuoka prefecture, Japan
Date:
1598-1610
Period:
Momoyama period
Description:
Water jar for the tea ceremony (mizusashi): ovoidal; wide mouth and flat, slightly hollowed base. Lacquer cover. Lacquer repairs on rim.
Clay: hard, grayish.
Glaze: lustrous dark yellow-brown with dripping overflow of (rice-straw-ash) blue; pool of blue and cream (rice-straw-ash glaze) inside.
Decoration: wave-motive impressed in paste under glaze, on the inside (marks of anvil with incised pattern of concentric circles).
Provenance:
To 1899
Yamanaka & Company, New York, NY, to 1899 [1]
From 1899 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1899 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 170, 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:
Cornucopia: Ceramics of Southern Japan (December 19, 2009 to January 9, 2011)
Previous custodian or owner:
Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Topic:
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Momoyama period (1573 - 1615)  Search this
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tea  Search this
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Charles Lang Freer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1899.62a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye30debefe0-562b-4792-8276-418d321b3050
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1899.62a-b