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Tea bowl, unknown Raku ware workshop

Type
Tea bowl
Maker(s)
Artist: Style of Hon'ami Kōetsu 本阿弥光悦 (1558-1637)
Historical period(s)
Edo period or Meiji era, 19th century
Medium
Raku-type earthenware with red slip under milky glaze; smoke-blackened rim; red lacquer repairs
Style
Raku ware, unknown workshop
Dimension(s)
H x W x D: 8.5 x 12.4 x 12.4 cm (3 3/8 x 4 7/8 x 4 7/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Kyoto prefecture, Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1896.89
Description
Tea bowl. Broken and repaired.
Clay: soft, white. Raku type.
Glaze: mingled salmon-red, white, yellow, and gray-green; crackled and deeply pitted. Three spur scars on footrim. Red slip under clear glaze.
Mark: Cipher (kao) incised inside footrim.

Mark: Cipher (kao) incised inside footrim.

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]

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 478, 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
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Keyword(s)
copy, earthenware, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), Raku ware, tea
Collection(s) Area
Japanese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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