Ohi ware shallow tea bowl

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    18th-19th century
  • Geography

    Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Earthenware with amber lead glaze; gold lacquer repair
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 5.5 × 14.3 cm (2 3/16 × 5 5/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1897.61
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1897.61

Object Details

  • Description

    Shallow tea bowl (hirajawan [Jpn]). Gold lacquer repair.
    Clay: soft, gritty, brownish. Raku type.
    Glaze: deep mahogany red blended with black over dark olive green. Metallic iridescence. Lead glaze, Raku type.
  • Provenance

    To 1897
    Yamanaka & Company, 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. 453, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.
    [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

    Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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