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: Seto ware rectangular plaque with design of scholar base: Seto ware rectangular plaque with design of scholar

Seto ware rectangular plaque with design of scholar

Type
Plaque
Maker(s)
Artist: Inoue Ryokichi
Historical period(s)
Edo period, mid 19th century
Medium
Stoneware with cobalt pigment under Shino-type glaze
Style
Seto ware
Dimension(s)
H x W: 35.8 x 29.1 cm (14 1/8 x 11 7/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Aichi prefecture
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1895.4
Description
Light gray clay. Underglaze cobalt painted decoration of scholar in bamboo grove gazing over water toward Mount Fuji as attendant prepares tea. Signature, "Ryokichi" [followed by illegible character], on back. Glassy white feldspathic glaze, coarsely crackled and flecked with brown iron spots, oxidizing orange where glaze is thin on base. Thirteen round spur marks on back.

Signature, "Ryokichi" [followed by illegible character], on back.

To 1895
Rufus E. Moore, New York to 1895 [1]

From 1895 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Rufus E. Moore in 1895 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 285, 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
Rufus E. Moore (C.L. Freer source) (1840 - 1918)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Furniture and Furnishing
Keyword(s)
bamboo, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, sage, scholar, Seto ware, stoneware, tea
Collection(s) Area
Japanese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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