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Akahada ware tea bowl with design of standing cranes

Tea bowl
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1800-1850
Stoneware with white inlay and black pigment under clear glaze
Akahada ware
H x Diam: 8.8 x 12.2 cm (3 7/16 x 4 13/16 in)
Japan, Nara prefecture
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
Tea bowl, notched. Mishima technique. Gohon type with crane design (gohon tachizuru chawan [Jpn])
Clay: dense, resonant, grayish-white.
Glaze: greenish-gray, flushed with pink, dappled in cream yellow.
Decorations: cranes, incised, partially filled with white paste, and touched with brown, under glaze.
Seal. Gourd-shaped seal, "Akahada" [Jpn]

Gourd-shaped seal, "Akahada" [Jpn]

To 1896
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1896 [1]

From 1896 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1896 [2]

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


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 475, 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
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel
Akahada ware, crane, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, stoneware, tea
Collection(s) Area
Japanese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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