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Stoneware with ash glaze
H x Diam: 6.6 × 16.4 cm (2 5/8 × 6 7/16 in)
Seto ware or Mino ware
Aichi prefecture or Gifu prefecture, Japan
Muromachi period
Fine-grained, buff clay. Ash glaze with large irregular crackle, appearing pale yellow-green where thin, olive-green where thicker or pooled in bottom. Foot completely glazed, with circular scar from clay firing ring.
James Lord Bowes (1834-1899), England [1]
To 1901
R. Wagner, Berlin, to 1901 [2]
From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from R. Wagner, in 1901 [3]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]
[1] See Curatorial Remark 12, Louise A. Court, in the object record. See also, Louise A. Cort, Seto and Mino Ceramics, 1992, copy in object file.
[2] See Original Pottery List, L. 919, 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.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Exhibition History:
The Peacock Room Comes to America [2022] (September 3, 2022 - ongoing)
The Peacock Room Comes to America [2017-2019] (October 14, 2017 to January 2, 2019)
The Peacock Room Comes to America [2011-2016] (April 9, 2011 to January 4, 2016)
Japanese Ceramics from Seto and Mino (January 19, 1996 to August 5, 2001)
The Glazed Ceramic Tradition of Mino and Seto Wares (April 26, 1985 to January 13, 1986)
Japanese Ceramics (June 22, 1982 to September 27, 1982)
Japanese Ceramics (July 15, 1980 to June 21, 1982)
Japanese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to January 17, 1980)
Japanese Art (July 1, 1974 to April 10, 1978)
Previous custodian or owner:
James Lord Bowes (1834-1899)
R. Wagner (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
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Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
On View:
Freer Gallery 12: The Peacock Room Comes to America
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
The Story of the Beautiful
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery