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Tea ceremony water jar with design of Gion Festival halberds

Type
Tea ceremony water jar (mizusashi)
Maker(s)
Artist: Style of Nonomura Ninsei (active ca. 1646-77)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 18th century
Medium
Stoneware with clear glaze and enamels; silver lid
Style
Kyoto ware (false Ninsei seal)
Dimension(s)
H x W x D: 17.1 x 14.8 x 14.8 cm (6 3/4 x 5 13/16 x 5 13/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Kyoto prefecture, Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1893.30a-b
Description
Unknown workshop; false seal of Ninsei
Tea Ceremony water jar (mizusashi [Jpn]); silver cover.
Clay: hard, dense, grayinsh
Glaze: clear, close dark crackle
Decoration: in colored enamels (blue, green, red, black) and gold and silver over glaze.
Mark: Ninsei [Jpn], large size, inside squared oval frame, stamped on base to left.

Mark: Ninsei [Jpn], large size, inside squared oval frame, stamped on base to left.

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. 117, 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), festival, forgery, Japan, Kyoto ware, stoneware, tea, water
Collection(s) Area
Japanese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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