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Ryumonji ware sake flask

Sake flask (heishi)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 17th-18th century
Stoneware with iron glazes
Satsuma ware, Ryumonji kilns
H x W x D: 37.5 x 21.2 x 21.2 cm (14 3/4 x 8 3/8 x 8 3/8 in)
Japan, Kagoshima prefecture, Kajiki, Ryumonji kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

To 1896
Rufus E. Moore, New York, NY, to 1896 [1]

From 1896 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Rufus E. Moore in 1896 [2]

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


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1, 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
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Ryumonji ware, sake, stoneware, wine
Collection(s) Area
Japanese Art
Web Resource(s)
The Story of the Beautiful, Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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