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At A Glance

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  • Period

    1640-1700
  • Geography

    Takeo Karatsu kilns, Takeo, Saga prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with white slip under clear glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 38.9 × 33.7 cm (15 5/16 × 13 1/4 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1898.17
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1898.17

Object Details

  • Description

    Bottle; large, heavy, spheroid form with slender neck and wide, high, slighly flaring lip; strong, square-cut foot; lacquer repairs.
    Clay: medium stoneware, fired reddish-brown.
    Glaze: clearn, finely crackled, also inside foot.
    Decoration: buff to lavender slip painted horizontally in hakeme style under the glaze.
  • 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. 19, 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
  • Exhibition History

    The Peacock Room Comes to America [2022] (September 3, 2022 - ongoing)
    The Peacock Room Comes to America [2017-2019] (October 14, 2017 to January 2, 2019)
    The Peacock Room Comes to America [2011-2016] (April 9, 2011 to January 4, 2016)
    Cornucopia: Ceramics of Southern Japan (December 19, 2009 to January 9, 2011)
    Korean Influences on Japanese Slip-Decorated Ceramics (February 16, 1984 to November 9, 1984)
    Untitled Exhibition, Japanese Art (October 3, 1947 to February 25, 1956)
    Untitled Exhibition, Japanese Art, 1946 (May 3, 1946 to October 6, 1947)
    Japanese Paintings and Pottery (May 2, 1923 to December 8, 1941)
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    Takeo Karatsu kilns, Takeo, Saga prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
  • On View

    Freer Gallery 12: The Peacock Room Comes to America
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