Tea ceremony water jar, Karatsu ware, Takeo Karatsu type

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

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

    Stoneware with white slip under copper-green rice-straw-ash glaze, brown slip; gold lacquer repairs
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 16.7 × 18.4 cm (6 9/16 × 7 1/4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Water jar, bulbous lower body, indented side, inturning lip. Lacquer repairs.
    Clay: medium stoneware, fired brown.
    Glaze: blue and green over white slip. Brown slip on lower body and base.
    Decoration: in slip, using fingers and brush.
  • Provenance

    Rufus E. Moore, 1899 [1]
    From 1899 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Rufus E. Moore, New York in 1899 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] See Original Pottery List, 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

    Cornucopia: Ceramics of Southern Japan (December 19, 2009 to January 9, 2011)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Rufus E. Moore (1840-1918) (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

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