Tenmoku-style tea bowl, compressed into oval

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    19th century
  • Geography

    Kansai region or Shizuoka prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with iron glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 8.2 × 14 cm (3 1/4 × 5 1/2 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1901.34
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1901.34

Object Details

  • Description

    Temmoku tea bowl, compressed into oval.
    Clay: soft, dense, gray-white.
    Glaze: rich, brilliant deep-red and dull pink, splashed with orange-yellow and dark olive.
  • 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]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 877, 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

    Cornucopia: Ceramics of Southern Japan (December 19, 2009 to January 9, 2011)
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    Kansai region or Shizuoka prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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