Stoneware with brushed white slip under clear, colorless glaze
H x W: 6.1 x 16.1 cm (2 3/8 x 6 5/16 in)
Probably Kyoto, Japan
Kyoto ware, Edo period (1615 - 1868), tea, Japan, stoneware, Japanese Art
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
To 1898 Yamanaka & Company, to 1898  From 1898 to 1919 Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1898  From 1920 Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920  Notes:  See Original Pottery List, L. 544, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.  See note 1.  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.
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