Tea bowl named Ochiba (Fallen Leaves), Takatori or Yatsushiro ware

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1630-1650
  • Geography

    possibly Shirahatayama kiln, Fukuoka prefecture, Japan
  • Material

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

    H x Diam: 8.1 × 10.9 cm (3 3/16 × 4 5/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1897.34
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1897.34

Object Details

  • Description

    Tea bowl, almost cylindrical with straight sides tapering slightly inward and high, square-cut foot.
    Name: Ochiba [Jpn].
    Clay: gray stoneware, medium texture, fired reddish brown.
    Glaze: yellowish buff and iron brown with rust-like patches and some greenish flow. Foot unglazed.
    Decoration: glaze only.
  • Provenance

    To 1897
    Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1897 [1]
    From 1897 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1897 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, 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

    Cornucopia: Ceramics of Southern Japan (December 19, 2009 to January 9, 2011)
    Freer and Tea: 100 Years of The Book of Tea (November 19, 2005 to May 29, 2006)
    Japanese Art (November 7, 1986 to July 19, 1988)
    Japanese and Chinese Lacquer (September 22, 1982 to June 30, 1983)
    Japanese Lacquer (April 16, 1979 to October 8, 1980)
    Japanese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to January 17, 1980)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Bunkio Matsuki 松木文恭 (1867-1940) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    possibly Shirahatayama kiln, Fukuoka prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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