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Yatsushiro ware tea cup with Korean-style decoration
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Stoneware with white slip and cobalt pigment under clear glaze
H x Diam: 8.6 x 8.6 cm (3 3/8 x 3 3/8 in)
Yatsushiro, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan
Edo period or Meiji era
Tea-bowl, small, cylindrical. Repairs of gold lacquer and wax.
Clay: hard, dense.
Glaze: thin, dull gray, crackled inside.
Decoration: inlaid with white paste, under glaze. Inlaid numeral.
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1901 
From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1901 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
See Pottery List, L. 1011, 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
Korean Style in Japanese Ceramics (August 23, 2013 to February 9, 2014)
Japanese Ceramics/Puppets (June 16, 1980 to July 14, 1980)
Japanese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to January 17, 1980)
Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons in Japanese Art (September 14, 1977 to April 8, 1978)
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)
Meiji era (1868 - 1912)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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