Vase in style of Oribe ware

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Kuwana, Mie prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with iron pigment and white slip under colorless and copper-green glazes
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 19 × 3 cm (7 1/2 × 1 3/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Dense, pale gray clay. Oval seal, "Banko," impressed in center of base. Thin and thick vertical stripes painted in iron pigment and white slip, on two opposing walls. Clear glaze; splashes of copper-green on neck, shoulder, and walls. Base unglazed.
  • Marks

    Seal: Oval seal, "Banko 萬古," impressed in center of base.
    Seal: Oval seal, "Banko 萬古," impressed in center of base.
  • Provenance

    Probably Ikeda Seisuke (1839-1900), Kyoto [1]
    To 1900
    Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1900 [2]
    From 1900 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1900 [3]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]
    [1] Curatorial Remarks, Louise A. Cort, 1986: "Since many objects on the list to either side of this piece were acquired from the Ikeda collection through Matsuki, it is highly likely that this piece also came from that source."
    [2] See Original Pottery List, L. 755, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [3] See note 2.
    [4] 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

    An Invitation to Tea (November 9, 1996 to April 26, 1998)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Ikeda Seisuke (1839-1900)
    Bunkio Matsuki 松木文恭 (1867-1940) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Kuwana, Mie prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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