Bowl with paulownia crest, unknown Raku ware workshop

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At A Glance

  • Period

    19th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Earthenware with lead glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 5.2 × 11.4 cm (2 1/16 × 4 1/2 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    False signature of Katagiri Katsumoto 片桐且元 (1556-1615)
  • Description

    Signature of Katagiri Katsumoto (1556-1615)
    Bowl, low ovoidal; recessed foot. Hand modeled; exterior covered with incised lines.
    Clay: dense, gray. Raku type.
    Glaze: thin, dark-green. Copper-green lead glaze.
    Decoration: Kiri crest in relief.
    Inscription: Katagiri Higashi-no-ichi-no-kami...Katsumoto saku [CHN]
  • Inscriptions

    Inscription: Katagiri Higashi-no-ichi-no-kami...Katsumoto saku [CHN]
  • Provenance

    To 1901
    R. Wagner, Berlin, to 1901 [1]
    From 1901 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from R. Wagner in 1901 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 872, 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
  • Previous custodian or owner

    R. Wagner (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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