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Bowl with design of auspicious motifs

Artist: False signature of Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, 19th century
Stoneware with white slip and iron pigment under clear glaze, enamels over glaze
H x W x D: 15 x 41.7 x 41.7 cm (5 7/8 x 16 7/16 x 16 7/16 in)
Japan, Possibly Tokyo
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

To 1894
Rufus E. Moore, New York, NY, to 1894 [1]

From 1894 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Rufus E. Moore in 1894 [2]

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


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 154, 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
C.L. Freer source: Rufus E. Moore (1840 - 1918)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel
Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), stoneware
Collection(s) Area
Japanese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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