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Catalog Data

Artist:
Kato Gembei (active 1868-1912)  Search this
Medium:
Stoneware with thin, matte glaze and copper-green ash glaze
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 23.5 × 10.8 cm (9 1/4 × 4 1/4 in)
Style:
Seto ware
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Shinano village, Seto, Aichi prefecture, Japan
Date:
1868-1890
Period:
Meiji era
Description:
Light gray clay. Potter's mark, "Sanko," inside oval frame, impressed on base. Thin, matte, reddish brown glaze covering body; thick, dark copper-green ash glaze on neck, running down body in three drips of irregular length.
Marks:
Potter's mark, "Sanko," inside oval frame, impressed on base.
Provenance:
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, no. 1917 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1370, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Also see Curatorial Remark 9, 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.
Collection:
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Exhibition History:
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)
Topic:
Seto ware  Search this
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:
F1905.57
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/ye3feb5b499-43db-49d6-9162-797de2bc1df3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1905.57