Tea bowl with design of chrysanthemums
- Tea bowl
- Artist: Nin'ami Dōhachi 仁阿弥道八 (1783-1855)
- Historical period(s)
- Edo period, early 19th century
- Stoneware with white slip and iron pigment under clear glaze, gold leaf over glaze
- Kyoto ware
- H x W x D: 8.8 x 12.8 x 12.8 cm (3 7/16 x 5 1/16 x 5 1/16 in)
- Japan, Kyoto prefecture, Kyoto, Gojozaka
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- Tea bowl, bulbous ovoidal; heavy foot.
Clay: dense, gray-white.
Glaze: pinkish gray-white, crackled, dappled with gold; black on rim.
Decoration: embossed in thick white glaze.
Mark. Square oval seal, "Dohachi," inside footrim.
Square oval seal, "Dohachi," inside footrim.
- Thick white-clay solution was used to model the relief decoration of chrysanthemum blossoms, a floral motif closely associated with autumn through winter. Perhaps this bowl was made for a New Years chanoyu gathering. Often, bowls newly made for chanoyu events to celebrate the New Year were decorated with fragile gold leaf, which wore off in the course of a single use.
Rufus E. Moore, New York to 1896 
From 1896 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Rufus E. Moore in 1896 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 384, 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
- Rufus E. Moore (C.L. Freer source) (1840 - 1918)
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