Tea ceremony water jar with design of Gion Festival halberds
Artist: Nonomura Ninsei, active ca. 1646-77
Stoneware with clear glaze and enamels; silver lid
H x W x D: 17.1 x 14.8 x 14.8 cm (6 3/4 x 5 13/16 x 5 13/16 in)
Kyoto ware (false Ninsei seal)
Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
Kyoto ware, Edo period (1615 - 1868), water, festival, tea, forgery, Japan, silver, stoneware, Japanese Art
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
To 1893 Tozo Takayanagi, New York, NY, to 1893  From 1893 to 1919 Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Tozo Takayanagi in 1893  From 1920 Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920  Notes:  See Original Pottery List, L. 117, 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.
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