Taizan ware vase with design of the character for "longevity"

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Awataguchi, Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Porcelain with cobalt decoration under clear glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 29 × 16.6 cm (11 7/16 × 6 9/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Taizan Yohei
  • Description

    Vase, tall beaker-shape.
    Clay: dense, sonorous, grayish.
    Glaze: cream-white, minutely crackled; inside - red-brown wash.
    Decoration: in blue, over glaze.
    Mark: Taizan [Jpn]
  • Marks

    Taizan [Jpn]
  • Provenance

    To 1895
    Rufus E. Moore (1840 - 1918), New York to 1895 [1]
    From 1895 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Rufus E. Moore in 1895 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 45, 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
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    Awataguchi, Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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