Tea bowl, unknown Raku ware workshop
- Tea bowl
- Artist: Dosai, Dosai or Doraku
- Historical period(s)
- Edo period, 19th century
- Raku-type clay with Black Raku glaze; gold lacquer repairs
- Raku ware, unknown workshop
- H x W: 13.4 x 12 cm (5 1/4 x 4 3/4 in)
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- Raku type ware, unknown kiln.
Tea-bowl, very deep cylindrical; low foot. Gold lacquer repairs.
Clay: soft, dense, grayish.
Glaze: brilliant thick black, revealing yellow under.
Inscription incised in paste.
The inscription incised in the side of the bowl under the black glaze appears to read:
Yamagami-ko no mei ni yori Dosai saku
Made by Dosai upon order of Lord Yamagami
Tozo Takayanagi, New York to 1894 
From 1894 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Tozo Takayanagi in 1894 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 304, 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
- Takayanagi Tozo (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