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Satsuma ware sake ewer

Type
Sake ewer
Historical period(s)
Edo period, second half of 17th-18th century
Medium
White stoneware with clear glaze; silver lid and cover on spout
Style
Satsuma ware, White Satsuma type
Dimension(s)
H x W (overall): 13.1 x 9.9 cm (5 3/16 x 3 7/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Kagoshima prefecture, Kagoshima, Hiyamizu kiln
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1893.8a-b
Description
Wine-pot, ovoidal; bell-shaped upper portion. Silver cap on spout. Silver cover.
Clay: hard, grayish.
Glaze: brilliant cream, crackled.

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. 261, 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, Satsuma ware, White Satsuma type, stoneware, wine
Collection(s) Area
Japanese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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