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Artist:
Kyoto workshop, Kenzan style  Search this
Medium:
Stoneware clay with white slip, cobalt and iron pigments under transparent glaze
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Japan
Date:
20th century
Period:
Showa era
Description:
Small squat sauce pot with flat lid, decor of ferns executed in cobalt and iron on white slip in "Kenzan" style. Fine-grained, buff-gray clay. Lid, base, and spout thrown and trimmed on the potter's wheel. Pieces luted together. White-slip patch applied to median and section of lid. Painting in underglaze iron and cobalt. Overall application of transparent stoneware glaze; base in reserve. High-temperature firing. Possibly Banko ware?
"Kenzan" signature in underglaze iron on base.
Signatures:
"Kenzan" signature in underglaze iron on base.
Provenance:
To 1982
John A. Pope (1906-1982), Washington, DC [1]
From 1982 to 1986
Mrs. John A. Pope, Washington, DC, ownership transferred to Mrs. Pope after the death of her husband, John A. Pope. [2]
From 1986
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Mrs. John A. Pope, Washington DC [3]
Notes:
[1] See Study Collection catalogue card, Collections Management Office. See also Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record.
[2] See note 1.
[3] See note 1.
Collection:
Freer Study Collection
Previous custodian or owner:
Dr. John Alexander Pope (1906-1982)
Annemarie Henle Pope (1907-2001)
Topic:
Showa era (1926 - 1989)  Search this
grass  Search this
Japan  Search this
stoneware  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. John Alexander Pope
Accession Number:
FSC-P-2243a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
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/ye34cfd8818-f80e-4cd7-a38e-8c5eecc75eca
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_FSC-P-2243a-b