Hagi ware tea bowl, copy of Ido type

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    19th century
  • Geography

    Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with ash glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 8.9 × 14.9 cm (3 1/2 × 5 7/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1898.139
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1898.139

Object Details

  • Description

    Tea bowl, copy of Ido type, deep ovoidal, on high foot. Large fire crack. Four spur maks on foot.
    Clay: hard, gray-white, thicky molded.
    Glaze: greenish-white, cream, and dull yellow; crackled.
  • Provenance

    To 1898
    Yamanaka & Company, to 1898 [1]
    From 1898 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1898 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 581, 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

    Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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