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Korakuen ware tea bowl

Tea bowl
Artist: Yasuke Kyuraku II
Historical period(s)
Edo period, circa 1830-40
Earthenware with Red Raku glaze
Korakuen ware
H x W x D: 7.3 x 11.7 x 11.7 cm (2 7/8 x 4 5/8 x 4 5/8 in)
Japan, Tokyo
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

To 1895
Tozo Takayanagi, New York, NY, to 1895 [1]

From 1895 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Tozo Takayanagi in 1895 [2]

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


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 305, 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
Tozo Takayanagi (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel
earthenware, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Korakuen ware, tea
Collection(s) Area
Japanese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

We are excited to reopen the Freer on October 7, 2017, following a renovation to allow us to better present our art and serve our visitors.
The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC.