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Decoration attributed to Kano Tangen (1679-1767)  Search this
Stoneware with cobalt pigment under clear colorless glaze
H x W x D: 23.2 x 18.7 x 13.5 cm (9 1/8 x 7 3/8 x 5 5/16 in)
Satsuma ware, White Satsuma type
Hiyamizu kiln, Kagoshima, Kagoshima prefecture, Japan
18th century
Edo period
Sake bottle, flattened gourd-shape.
Clay: dense, gray-white.
Glaze: lustrous grayish-white, minutely crackled. Ten spur marks around perimeter of oval base.
Decoration: in cobalt, under glaze. Kano-style landscape.
To 1905
Thomas E. Waggaman (1839-1906), Washington, DC, to 1905 [1]
From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased at the sale of the Waggaman Collection, American Art Association, New York, NY, January 25-February 3, 1905 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1354, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Also see Curatorial Remark 16, Louise Cort, June 17, 2008, 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.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Exhibition History:
The Peacock Room Comes to America [2022] (September 3, 2022 - ongoing)
The Peacock Room Comes to America [2017-2019] (October 14, 2017 to January 2, 2019)
The Peacock Room Comes to America [2011-2016] (April 9, 2011 to January 4, 2016)
Cornucopia: Ceramics of Southern Japan (December 19, 2009 to January 9, 2011)
Landscapes in Japanese Art (February 2 to July 15, 2007)
Whistler & Japan (May 14, 1995 to January 1, 1996)
Garden Potteries and Official Kilns: Clan-Sponsored Ceramics in the Edo Period (January 16, 1986 to November 3, 1986)
James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art: Artist and Patron (May 11, 1984 to January 17, 1985)
Japanese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to January 17, 1980)
Previous custodian or owner:
Thomas E. Waggaman (1839-1906)
American Art Association (established 1883) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
landscape  Search this
Satsuma ware  Search this
Satsuma ware, White Satsuma type  Search this
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
wine  Search this
sake  Search this
Japan  Search this
stoneware  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Charles Lang Freer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
On View:
Freer Gallery 12: The Peacock Room Comes to America
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
The Story of the Beautiful
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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