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"White-necked" sake bottle with pouring spout

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    1850-1890
  • Geography

    Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with iron and rice-straw-ash glazes
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 25.2 × 9.7 cm (9 15/16 × 3 13/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1894.4
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1894.4

Object Details

  • Description

    Light gray clay. Incised vertical lines on neck.
    Iron glaze, shiny and black where thick, translucent brown where thin; opaque white rice-straw ash (unofu) glaze on neck, running down shoulder. Four spur marks (from clay wads) on glazed slightly concave base.
  • Provenance

    To 1894
    Rufus E. Moore, New York to 1894 [1]
    From 1894 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Rufus E. Moore in 1894 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 142, 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.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Japanese Art of the Meiji Era (September 20, 1997 to April 26, 1998)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Rufus E. Moore (1840-1918) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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