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Tea bowl with design of autumn grasses
mid 19th century

Kashu Mimpei , (Japanese, 1796-1871)
Edo period

Stoneware with enamels over clear colorless glaze
H: 7.6 W: 12.4 D: 12.4 cm
Awaji island, Japan

Gift of Charles Lang Freer F1893.9

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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.

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