Odo ware tea bowl with design of heron and reeds

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At A Glance

  • Period

    18th-19th century
  • Geography

    Odo kiln, Kochi, Kochi prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 8 × 11.6 cm (3 1/8 × 4 9/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1900.69
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1900.69

Object Details

  • Description

    Tea-bowl, ovoid; on deep foot, notched.
    Clay: light, soft, white.
    Glaze: cream white with heavier greenish-white overflow; crackled. Somewhat underfired.
    Decoration: in pale gray-blue under glaze; crane and reeds.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Bunkio Matsuki 松木文恭 (1867-1940) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Provenance

    To 1900
    Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1900 [1]
    From 1900 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in Boston in 1900 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 765, 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.
  • Origin

    Odo kiln, Kochi, Kochi prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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