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Medium:
Stoneware with ash glaze
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 7.3 × 12.5 cm (2 7/8 × 4 15/16 in)
Style:
Karatsu ware
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Shiinomine kilns, Imari, Saga prefecture, Japan
Date:
1640-1670
Period:
Edo period
Description:
Tea-bowl, ovoidal, with deep foot. Gold lacquer repairs
Clay: fine, dense, grayish
Glaze: deep cream, with small and large brown crackle, stained by tea (matcha). Some kiln debris adhering to glaze in bottom.
Provenance:
To 1905
K. Suzuki, New York, to 1905 [1]
From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from K. Suzuki in 1905 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1343, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Also, Curatorial Remark 16, Louise Cort, June 17,
2008, in the object record, states: "The dealer who sold Freer this bowl, K. Suzuki, was in New York when he wrote a letter to Edward Sylvester Morse dated 17 February 1905. This was the only time Freer purchased works from him."
[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:
K. Suzuki (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Topic:
Karatsu ware  Search this
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
tea  Search this
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stoneware  Search this
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Charles Lang Freer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1905.26
Restrictions & Rights:
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye340b6e2f7-e371-4d43-a192-810a5ba31f68
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1905.26