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Catalog Data

Artist:
Miura Ken'ya (1821-1889)  Search this
Medium:
Brown clay; white slip, iron pigment under transparent lead glaze
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 4.3 x 7.7 cm (1 11/16 x 3 1/16 in)
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Tokyo, Japan
Date:
late 19th century
Period:
Meiji era
Description:
Small ovoidal, on bold, unglazed foot.
Clay: thin, grayish, Raku-type earthenware.
Glaze: brilliant iridescent lead glaze; cream hakeme over warm gray.
Belonging to a set: F1904.429.1-8 (given to Freer as a group but unrelated to other pieces in "set").
Signatures:
In iron inside footrim: Ken'ya.
Inscriptions:
In iron on outside and incised just outside footrim: "Popular sentiment represents the will of Heaven"
Provenance:
To 1904
Kosa Honma (1842-1909), to 1904 [1]
From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Kosa Honma in 1904 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1310, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
[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:
Artists of Edo (November 19, 2005 to May 29, 2006)
The Potter's Brush: The Kenzan Style in Japanese Ceramics (December 9, 2001 to October 27, 2002)
Korean Influences on Japanese Slip-Decorated Ceramics (February 16, 1984 to November 9, 1984)
Previous custodian or owner:
Honma Kosa (1842-1909) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Topic:
Meiji era (1868 - 1912)  Search this
sake  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Charles Lang Freer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1904.429.5
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/ye32a50abf9-bf55-40c6-a030-9698e8541923
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1904.429.5