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Catalog Data

Medium:
Earthenware with lead glaze
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 8.4 × 6.5 cm (3 5/16 × 2 9/16 in)
Style:
Raku ware, unknown workshop
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Kyoto or Tokyo, Japan
Date:
19th century
Period:
Edo period or Meiji era
Description:
Heavy ovoidal, roughly modeled. Ivory cover, knob missing.
Clay: dense, gray-white.
Glaze: confused mingling of yellow, olive, dark brown, and dark green. Lead glaze.
Inscription: Sami araba are [Jpn].
Provenance:
Ikeda Seisuke (1839-1900), Kyoto [1]
To 1900
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1900 [2]
From 1900 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1900 [3]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]
Notes:
[1] According to Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
[2] See Original Pottery List, L. 802, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
[3] See note 2.
[4] 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
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)
Topic:
Raku ware  Search this
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
Meiji era (1868 - 1912)  Search this
tea  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Charles Lang Freer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1900.88a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3331569c2-4aac-4e08-a6f2-b83eedf2f2ed
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1900.88a-b