Satsuma ware vase, Ryumonji kilns

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At A Glance

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  • Period

    18th-19th century
  • Geography

    Ryumonji kilns, Kajiki, Kagoshima prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with iron and rice-straw-ash glazes; red lacquer repairs
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 24 × 10.9 cm (9 7/16 × 4 5/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1901.24
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1901.24

Object Details

  • Description

    Cylindrical vase with two small lugs on shoulders. Red lacquer repairs to firing cracks.
    Clay: dense, grayish-white. Brick red on surface.
    Glaze: yellowish and grayish-cream, crackled, overflow of cream splashed with seal-brown.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Bunkio Matsuki 松木文恭 (1867-1940) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • 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 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 867, 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

    Ryumonji kilns, Kajiki, Kagoshima 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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