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Medium:
Stoneware with white slip inlaid under clear glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 8.3 x 10.4 cm (3 1/4 x 4 1/8 in)
Style:
Yatsushiro ware
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Kumamoto prefecture, Japan
Date:
ca. 1902-1909
Period:
Meiji era
Description:
Cylindrical tea bowl (tsutsu chawan 筒茶碗)
Clay: fine, fired chocolate brown.
Glaze: lustrous, very dark greenish-gray.
Decoration: two cranes, reeds, and water inlaid in cream slip under glaze.
Impressed mark: kuma 熊 inside single ring
Marks:
Impressed mark: kuma 熊 inside single ring
Provenance:
To 1911
Y. Fujita and Company, Kyoto, to 1911 [1]
From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Y. Fujita and Company in 1911 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2174, 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:
Japanese Art of the Meiji Era (September 20, 1997 to April 26, 1998)
Previous custodian or owner:
Y. Fujita and Company (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Topic:
Yatsushiro ware  Search this
Meiji era (1868 - 1912)  Search this
tea  Search this
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stoneware  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Charles Lang Freer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1911.387
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye33b60477c-b901-4713-9f18-942082a6753c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1911.387