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Satsuma ware tea bowl

Type
Tea bowl (chawan)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1640-1660
Medium
Stoneware with clear, colorless glaze; gold lacquer repairs
Style
Satsuma ware, White Satsuma type
Dimension(s)
H x W: 9.8 x 11.8 cm (3 7/8 x 4 5/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Kagoshima prefecture, Kagoshima, Hiyamizu kiln
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1898.3

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]

Notes:

[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.

Former owner
Rufus E. Moore (C.L. Freer source) (1840 - 1918)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Keyword(s)
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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