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Satsuma ware tea bowl

Tea bowl (chawan)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1640-1660
Stoneware with clear, colorless glaze; gold lacquer repairs
Satsuma ware, White Satsuma type
9.8 x 11.8 cm
Japan, Kagoshima prefecture, Kagoshima, Hiyamizu kiln
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

To 1898
Rufus E. Moore, New York, NY, to 1898 [1]

From 1898 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Rufus E. Moore in 1898 [2]

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


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 939, 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.

Previous Owners
Rufus E. Moore
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, lacquer repair, Satsuma ware, White Satsuma type, stoneware, tea
Collection(s) Area
Japanese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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