Tea bowl with design of autumn grasses
- Tea bowl (chawan)
- Artist: Kashu Mimpei (1796-1871)
- Historical period(s)
- Edo period, mid 19th century
- Stoneware with enamels over clear colorless glaze
- Mimpei ware
- H x Diam: 7.6 x 12.4 cm (3 x 4 7/8 in)
- Japan, Hyogo prefecture, Awaji island
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- Tea-bowl, ovoidal; deep flaring foot, notched.
Clay: hard, dense, whitish.
Glaze: lustrous warm cream, finely crackled.
Decorations: floral, enameled in colors and gold, over glaze.
- The flowering autumnal plants on this tea bowl continue an ancient motif favored on enamel decorated Kyoto and Kyoto-style ceramics, as well as on decorated lacquer and textiles. The decorator was skilled at naturalistic rendering of the chrysanthemums, pampas grass, and other plants.
Tozo Takayanagi, New York to 1893 
From 1893 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Tozo Takayanagi in 1893 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 300, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 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.
- Former owner
- Tozo Takayanagi (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
- On View Location
- Currently not on view
- Collection(s) Area
- Japanese Art
- Web Resource(s)
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum