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Medium:
Stoneware with ash glaze
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 7.3 x 16.8 cm (2 7/8 x 6 5/8 in)
Style:
Akahada ware
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Akahada town, Nara city, Nara prefecture, Japan
Date:
1800-1850
Period:
Edo period
Description:
High foot, notched.
Clay: hard, vibrant, golden-brown on surface.
Glaze: Extremely thin, appearing brown in thinnest areas, green-gray in thicker reduced areas, orange in thicker oxidized areas.
Seal. Akahada [Jpn], inside gourd-shaped frame, impressed on base outside footrim.
Marks:
Akahada [Jpn], inside gourd-shaped frame, impressed on base outside footrim.
Provenance:
To 1902
Samuel Colman (1832-1920), New York, NY, and Newport, RI, to 1902 [1]
From 1902 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased at the sale of the Samuel Colman Collection, American Art Association, New York, March 19-22, 1902 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1145, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Samuel Colman was collecting Asian objects by at least 1880 (see Curatorial Remark 7, Louise Cort, April 20, 2007, in the object record).
[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
Exhibition History:
Korean Style in Japanese Ceramics (August 23, 2013 to February 9, 2014)
Previous custodian or owner:
Samuel Colman (1832-1920)
American Art Association (established 1883) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Topic:
Akahada ware  Search this
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
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Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1902.77
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3d05dc3b7-ac6f-4b0c-9978-afdf247c90a1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1902.77