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Bottle with design of bamboo, possibly Tamba ware
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Stoneware with white slip and iron decoration under clear glaze
H x Diam: 19.2 × 14.5 cm (7 9/16 × 5 11/16 in)
Possibly Tamba ware
Tachikui, Hyogo prefecture, Japan
Bottle with globular body and small neck; flaring lip; flat unglazed foot.
Clay: medium gray.
Glaze: mottled cream slip with large pinkish brown areas; fine crackle; clear glaze reaching to foot.
Decoration: bamboo trees painted in underglaze iron; some areas of greenish tone.
Ikeda Seisuke (1839-1900), Kyoto 
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1900 
From 1900 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1900 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 According to Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
 See Original Pottery List, L. 796, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 2.
 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
Korean Influences on Japanese Slip-Decorated Ceramics (February 16, 1984 to November 9, 1984)
Previous custodian or owner:
Ikeda Seisuke (1839-1900)
Bunkio Matsuki 松木文恭 (1867-1940) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Edo period (1615 - 1868)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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