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Asahi ware tea bowl of Gohon type

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1883-1894
  • Geography

    Uji, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with wood-ash glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 8.7 × 12.1 cm (3 7/16 × 4 3/4 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1902.210
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1902.210

Object Details

  • Artist

    Matsubayashi Yasubei
  • Description

    Tea bowl, Gohon type (Gohon chawan [JPN]). Deep, expanding foot with one triangular notch. Rim indented at one place, broad vertical slashes on walls.
    Clay: Dark brown, dense, fine-grained.
    Glaze: luminous gray, crackled; overflow of gray-white, crackled. Footrim glaze; four stilt marks.
    Mark: Asahi, without frame, impressed on base to right.
  • Marks

    Asahi, without frame, impressed on base to right
  • Provenance

    To 1902
    Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1902 [1]
    From 1902 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1902 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]
    Notes:
    [1]
    See Original Pottery List, L. 1186, 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

    Japanese Art of the Meiji Era (September 20, 1997 to April 26, 1998)
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    Uji, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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