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Shidoro ware sake bottle

Type
Sake bottle (tokkuri)
Historical period(s)
Edo period or Meiji era, 19th century
Medium
Stoneware with ash and iron glazes
Style
Shidoro ware
Dimension(s)
H x W (overall): 27.5 x 14.8 cm (10 13/16 x 5 13/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Shizuoka prefecture, Shidoro kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1893.2
Description
Large sake bottle (tokkuri 徳利). Bottle, ovoidal, with short, tubular neck.
Clay: sandy, dark gray-brown.
Glaze: thin, metallic dark-brown wash, splashed eccentrically; dappled ash glaze appearing green over body, amber over wash. Heavy overflow of rich, brilliant seal-brown and black, crackled, on neck and shoulder.

To 1893
Tozo Takayanagi, New York to 1893 [1]

From 1893 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Tozo Takayanagi in 1893 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L.121, 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)
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), sake, Shidoro ware, 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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