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Iga ware tea bowl
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Stoneware with white slip under cobalt- and copper-tinted clear glaze
H x Diam: 7.4 × 12.7 cm (2 15/16 × 5 in)
Mie prefecture, Japan
Edo period or Meiji era
Clay: coarse, hard, medium brown with coarse quartz inclusions.
Glaze: white slip brushed onto interior and exterior, under clear glaze tinted with copper and cobalt.
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 also, Curatorial Remark 6, an Envelope File note, H.E. Buckman, 1964, in the object record.
 See Original Pottery List, L. 807, 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
Seasons: Tea (February 5 to August 7, 2011)
Seasons: Arts of Japan (February 5, 2011 to January 13, 2013)
The Tea Ceremony in Japan XII (July 2, 2000 to February 4, 2001)
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)
Meiji era (1868 - 1912)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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