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Medium:
Stoneware with clear, crackled glaze, stained by ink; gold lacquer repairs
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 10.5 × 12.2 cm (4 1/8 × 4 13/16 in)
Style:
Satsuma ware, White Satsuma type
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Kagoshima prefecture, Japan
Date:
17th century
Period:
Edo period
Description:
Cylindrical tea bowl (tsutsu jawan)
Clay: dense, sonorous, grayish. White clay, stained by ink.
Glaze: luminous, gray, and bluish-gray, crackled. Clear glaze, stained by ink (sumi).
Interior of footrim unglazed.
Provenance:
To 1904
Yamanaka & Company, to 1904 [1]
From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1904 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1322, 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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Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
tea  Search this
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lacquer repair  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1904.323
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/ye3b90fb7ff-9fac-40e3-ac0d-da1a5adb768b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1904.323