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Korakuen ware tea bowl with design of Mt. Fuji

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At A Glance

  • Period

    19th century
  • Geography

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Material

    Earthenware with Black Raku and white glazes
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 9.2 × 11.7 cm (3 5/8 × 4 5/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Artist

    Probably by Raku Tannyu (1795-1854)
  • Description

    Tea bowl, cylindrical; small, retired foot.
    Clay: soft, Raku
    Glaze: rich, black, iridesctent; orangepeel surface. Three spur-marks on footrim.
    Decoration: in grayish-cream glaze, crackled. Mt. Fuji amidst clouds.
    Seal: Korakuen sei [Jpn], inside circularr frame. Impressed on base outside footrim.
  • Marks

    Korakuen sei [Jpn], inside circularr frame. Impressed on base outside footrim
  • Provenance

    To 1898
    A.D. Vorce and Co., Hartford, CT, to 1898 [1]
    From 1898 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from A.D. Vorce and Co. in 1898 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 33, 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

    Artists of Edo (November 19, 2005 to May 29, 2006)
    Real and Imagined Places in Japanese Art (March 4 to October 21, 2001)
    Garden Potteries and Official Kilns: Clan-Sponsored Ceramics in the Edo Period (January 16, 1986 to November 3, 1986)
    Centennial Exhibition, Galleries 1 and 2 (February 25, 1956 to January 1, 1963)
    Untitled Exhibition, Japanese Art, 1955 (October 25, 1955 to November 22, 1955)
    Untitled Exhibition, Japanese Art, 1951 (January 23, 1951 to February 25, 1956)
    Untitled Exhibition, Japanese Hanging Scrolls, Ceramics, and Sculpture (October 2, 1947 to January 23, 1951)
    Untitled Exhibition, Japanese Ceramics and Painting (May 2, 1946 to October 2, 1947)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    A. D. Vorce and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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