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Mino ware bowl with pedestal foot, Oribe style

Indiviual serving bowl (mukozuke)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1620-1630
Stoneware with copper-green glaze and iron pigment under clear glaze; gold lacquer repairs
Mino ware, Oribe type
H x W x D: 8.6 x 14.6 x 14.6 cm (3 3/8 x 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in)
Japan, Gifu prefecture, Kani city, Kukuri village, Yashichida kilns, Ogaya kiln group
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
Light gray clay.
Underglaze painted decoration in two tones of iron pigment; on inside, blossoming plum branch; on outside, two sprays of leaves.
Clear glaze, glossy, crackled, and of even thickness; fingerprints in glaze around lower edge of body; foot entirely glazed. Thick dribbles of copper-tinted green ash glaze applied to rim and inside.
Gold lacquer repairs on rim, body, and foot.

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. 477, 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
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, lacquer repair, Mino ware, Oribe type, stoneware
Collection(s) Area
Japanese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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