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Large bottle-shaped ornamental object, Raku type ware

Type
Bottle or shop sign
Historical period(s)
Edo period or Meiji era, 19th century
Medium
Raku-type clay with clear glaze and enamels
Style
Raku ware, unknown workshop
Dimension(s)
H x W: 36.5 x 22.5 cm (14 3/8 x 8 7/8 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1896.41

To 1896
Bunkyo Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1896 [1]

From 1896 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkyo Matsuki in 1896 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, 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
C.L. Freer source: Bunkyo Matsuki 松木文恭 (1867-1940)
Kawamura Matasuke
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Keyword(s)
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), Raku ware
Collection(s) Area
Japanese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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