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Koto ware tea bowl with design of yuzuriha
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Porcelain with white slip and cobalt pigment under clear glaze
H x Diam: 6.5 × 12.5 cm (2 9/16 × 4 15/16 in)
Hikone, Shiga prefecture, Japan
mid 19th century
Tea bowl, ovoidal, on short, expanding foot.
Clay: hard, sonorous; porcelain
Glaze: creamy, tinged with pinkish-tan, over white slip; orange flush on foot where clay is exposed
Decoration: painted in Seto cobalt under glaze, bamboo grass (sasa)
Seal: Koto [Jpn], inside double oval, impressed outside foot.
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1901 
From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in Boston in 1901 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
See Pottery List, L. 1010, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 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
Seasons: Tea (February 5 to August 7, 2011)
Seasons: Arts of Japan (February 5, 2011 to January 13, 2013)
Garden Potteries and Official Kilns: Clan-Sponsored Ceramics in the Edo Period (January 16, 1986 to November 3, 1986)
Centennial Exhibition, Galleries 3 and 4 (February 25, 1956 to January 1, 1963)
Previous custodian or owner:
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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