Asahi ware cylindrical tea bowl
- Tea bowl (tsutsu-jawan)
- Historical period(s)
- Edo period or Meiji era, 19th century
- Stoneware with ash and rice-straw ash glazes
- Asahi ware
- H x W (overall): 8.9 x 8.9 cm (3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in)
- Japan, Kyoto prefecture, Uji
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- Cylindrical tea bowl (tsutsu chawan 筒茶碗) Low foot with four notches: spiral carved on base.
Clay: hard, ringing, grayish. under glaze, dark brown where exposed, with spots of iron bleeding through glaze.
Glaze: Clear glossy glaze. Opaque white around rim, dripping down one side.
Footrim and base glazed.
Mark: Inner edge of footrim: "Asahi."
Decoration: vertical slashes on walls, cutting through pronounced throwing marks.
Inner edge of foot rim: "Asahi"
Tozo Takayanagi, New York to 1893 
From 1893 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Tozo Takayanagi in 1893 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 302, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 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
- Collection(s) Area
- Japanese Art
- Web Resource(s)
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum