Kenzan-style Tea bowl with design of bamboo

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    late 19th century
  • Geography

    Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Buff clay; iron pigment under transparent glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 7.5 × 12 cm (2 15/16 × 4 3/4 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1901.122
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1901.122

Object Details

  • Artist

    Imitation of Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743)
    Kyoto workshop
  • Description

    Clay: Stoneware, coarse, buff (Shigaraki type).
    Glaze: Yellowish transparent.
    Decoration: in over-glaze brownish black.
  • Signatures

    Kenzan, written with iron pigment on foot, under splash of glaze
  • Inscriptions

    Five-character line.
    Five-character line.
  • Provenance

    To 1901
    Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1901 [1]
    From 1901 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1901 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]
    Notes:
    [1]
    See Pottery List, L. 1012, 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

    The Potter's Brush: The Kenzan Style in Japanese Ceramics (December 9, 2001 to October 27, 2002)
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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