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Medium:
Earthenware with copper-green lead glaze
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 32.5 × 12.5 cm (12 13/16 × 4 15/16 in)
Style:
Bairin ware
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Shiga prefecture, Japan
Date:
first half of 19th century
Period:
Edo period
Description:
Bottle: tall hexagonal, compound form. Broken and repaired at base of neck.
Clay: dense, grayish. Earthenware.
Glaze: brilliant, mottled green, with brownish areas; slight iridescence; crackled. Lead glaze. Clear glaze covering base. Three spur-marks on base.
Decoration: molded in paste in low relief; bird-and-flower motifs on six panels on neck, vinescroll sprays on shoulder, lotus-petal band above foot.
Provenance:
To 1906
Spier Collection, to 1906 [1]
From 1906 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), puchased from the Spier Collection in 1906 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 104, 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
Previous custodian or owner:
Julius Spier (1848-1923) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Topic:
Bairin ware  Search this
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
Japan  Search this
earthenware  Search this
lead glaze  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Charles Lang Freer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1906.19
Restrictions & Rights:
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3e9f521be-91d3-49e9-b7ed-bb71c0064dfd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1906.19