Individual serving bowl, Shidoro ware

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Shizuoka prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with iron and ash glazes
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 7.1 × 12.2 cm (2 13/16 × 4 13/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Tea bowl, inverted bell-shape; low foot.
    Clay: hard, musical; light gray.
    Glaze: reddish-brown, with overflow of yellow and olive, and splash of dull metallic brownish-black at one place on rim. Footrim and base unglazed.
    Seal: Shidoro [Jpn], inside rectangular frame, to right inside footrim.
  • Marks

    Shidoro [Jap], inside rectangular frame, to right inside footrim.
  • Provenance

    To 1902
    Shozo Kato, London, to 1902 [1]
    From 1902 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Shozo Kato in 1902 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1167, 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

    Shozo Kato (1851-1930) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Shizuoka prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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