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Jar

Type
Jar
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1750-1810
Medium
Stoneware with rice-straw ash glaze and trails of wood-ash glaze
Style
Agano ware
Dimension(s)
H x W (overall): 24.3 x 19.6 cm (9 9/16 x 7 11/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Fukuoka prefecture
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1892.30
Description
Jar, ovoidal; flat recessed base; flat unglazed lip; neck broken and repaired.
Clay: coarse, fired reddish-brown.
Glaze: mottled gray, crackled, milky purplish overflow.
Decoration: none.

To 1892
Tozo Takayanagi, New York to 1892 [1]

From 1892 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Tozo Takayanagi in 1892 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 12, 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.

Former owner
Tozo Takayanagi (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Keyword(s)
Agano ware, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, stoneware
Collection(s) Area
Japanese Art
Web Resource(s)
The Story of the Beautiful, Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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