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Artist:
Style of Nonomura Ninsei (active ca. 1646-77)  Search this
Medium:
Stoneware with enamels over white glaze; black lacquer lid
Dimensions:
H x W: 10.8 x 20.1 cm (4 1/4 x 7 15/16 in)
Style:
Kyoto ware (false Ninsei seal)
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Kyoto prefecture, Japan
Date:
late 19th century
Period:
Meiji era
Description:
Tea-ceremony water jar (mizusashi 水指).
Fluted edge. Black lacquer cover, with a red character on under side.
Clay: hard, buff, orange where exposed.
Glaze: gray-white, clouded with pinkish gray; crackled. Opaque white rice-straw ash glaze on outside; same glaze and clear ash glaze on interior.
Decoration: in blue, green, red, and gold enamels, over glaze.
Mark: Ninsei 仁清, large, without frame, stamped on base to left.
Signatures:
False signature of Ninsei
Marks:
Ninsei 仁清, large, without frame, stamped on base to left.
Ninsei 仁清, large, without frame, stamped on base to left.
Provenance:
To 1914
William Baumgarten and Company, New York to 1914 [1]
From 1914 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from William Baumgarten and Company in 1914 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 2384, 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:
An Invitation to Tea (November 9, 1996 to April 26, 1998)
Previous custodian or owner:
William Baumgarten and Company (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Topic:
Kyoto ware  Search this
Meiji era (1868 - 1912)  Search this
tea  Search this
Japan  Search this
wave  Search this
stoneware  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1914.15a-b
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/ye3458e72e2-fe2a-4513-a1f5-14a9a13ecb5a
EDAN-URL:
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