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Artist:
Miyagawa Kozan (1842-1916)  Search this
Medium:
Porcelain with dark blue glaze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 16.5 x 11.1 x 11.1 cm (6 1/2 x 4 3/8 x 4 3/8 in)
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan
Date:
ca. 1893-1899
Period:
Meiji era
Description:
Baluster-shaped vase with fairly wide mouth, thin lip and slightly averted rim. Short neck and gently flared and tapered foot trimmed to create narrow footring.
Clay: Porcelain, footrim slightly chipped and darkened on surface by use.
Glaze: Dark blue glaze colored with iron, chromium and iron appears to be dusted on to exterior. Green splotches scattered throughout the glaze. Milky-white mottling on shoulder and area above base suggest that colorless glaze, applied over blue pigment, was probably under fired. Colorless glaze applied to interior and foot slightly under fired and obscures blue potter's mark on foot. Unglazed footrim.
Decoration: Monochrome dark blue glazed bottle. The off-white of the interior contrasts with the dark blue of the body.
Signatures/Inscriptions: Two paper labels: "CMK 5" and "5/[square]/[2]" on foot. Potter's mark: "Kozan sei" in blue (cobalt) on foot. Two additional, undecipherable marks on foot outside of square.
Marks:
Potter's mark: "Kozan sei" in blue (cobalt) on foot. Two additional, undecipherable marks on foot outside of square
Inscriptions:
Two paper labels: "CMK 5" and "5/[square]/[2]" on foot. .
Provenance:
To ?
Charles M. Kurtz (1855-1909). [1]
To 1991
Isabel S. Kurt (1901-1991). [2]
From 1991
Freer Gallery of Art, bequest of Isabel S. Kurtz (1901-1991). [3]
Notes:
[1] Ms. Isabel Kurtz bequeathed the group of Asian ceramics, F1991.19-.44, to the Freer Gallery of Art.
These objects had been collected by her father, Charles M. Kurtz, who was a friend of Charles Freer.
Also see Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.
[2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.
[3] See note 2.
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:
Charles M. Kurtz (1855-1909)
Isabel S. Kurtz (1901-1991)
Topic:
Meiji era (1868 - 1912)  Search this
Japan  Search this
porcelain  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Bequest of Isabel S. Kurtz
Accession Number:
F1991.28
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/ye308807235-db33-4d4d-8aad-6a1e766999f1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1991.28