Tea bowl, mishima type

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1620-1650
  • Geography

    Saga prefecture or Gyeongsangnam-do province, Japan or Korea
  • Material

    Stoneware with white inlay under transparent glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 6.6 × 13.7 cm (2 5/8 × 5 3/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1897.47
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1897.47

Object Details

  • Description

    Tea bowl. shallow bell-shape; bold foot. Four stilt-marks on footrim.
    Clay: hard, brown
    Glaze: glassy gray, over white slip that appears cream and brownish pink.
    Decoration: inlaid in white slip.
  • Provenance

    To 1897
    Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1897 [1]
    From 1897 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1897 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 706, 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

    Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Saga prefecture or Gyeongsangnam-do province, Japan or Korea
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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