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Medium:
Stoneware with iron slip under ash glaze; ivory lid
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 5.4 × 9 cm (2 1/8 × 3 9/16 in)
Style:
Mino ware
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Mino kilns, Gifu prefecture, Japan
Date:
1550-1570
Period:
Muromachi period
Description:
Buff clay. Concentrically trimmed base, scarred by clay loss when excess glaze was chipped away. Ash glaze, stopping above edge of base but running irregularly to and onto base, appearing translucent amber with large patches of opaque light brown streaked with blue. Glaze applied over overall coating of iron slip; iron from slip is pooled in dark brown areas below neck, at lower edge of ash glaze, and inside in bottom. Inside glazed.
Provenance:
To 1902
Yamanaka & Company, to 1902 [1]
From 1902 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1902 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1090, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.
[2] See note 1.
[3] 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:
Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Topic:
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Muromachi period (1333 - 1573)  Search this
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Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1902.15a-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/ye3637fbd45-f2f2-413b-a032-ebf0fb1c5cbb
EDAN-URL:
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