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Black Raku ware tea bowl

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At A Glance

  • Period

    late 16th century
  • Geography

    Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Pottery with Black Raku glaze; black lacquer repairs
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 8.6 x 11 cm (3 3/8 x 4 5/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1902.52
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1902.52

Object Details

  • Description

    Black Raku tea bowl, cylindrical; low, recessed foot.
    Clay: dense, grayish. Raku type.
    Glaze: dense black with copper-brown mottling.
    Pottery with Black Raku glaze; black lacquer repairs.
  • 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. 1115, 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

    Imperfectly Beautiful: Inventing Japanese Ceramic Style (October 14, 2017 - October 14, 2019)
    The Power to See Beauty (October 14, 2017 to September 6, 2022)
    Golden Seams: The Japanese Art of Mending Ceramics (November 8, 2008 to May 10, 2009)
    Freer and Tea II: Raku, Hagi, Karatsu (July 8, 2006 to January 1, 2007)
    The Koetsu Tea Bowl (May 15, 1998 to June 23, 2005)
    An Invitation to Tea (November 9, 1996 to April 26, 1998)
    Japanese Art (May 9, 1993 to November 21, 1995)
    Kyoto Ceramics (November 9, 1984 to April 25, 1985)
    Japanese Ceramics from Past to Present (February 18, 1983 to February 16, 1984)
    Japanese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to January 17, 1980)
    Special Exhibition of Japanese Pottery (October 29, 1971 to October 31, 1971)
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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