string(20) "edanmdm:fsg_F1905.26" Karatsu ware bowl - National Museum of Asian Art

Karatsu ware bowl

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1640-1670
  • Geography

    Shiinomine kilns, Imari, Saga prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with ash glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 7.3 × 12.5 cm (2 7/8 × 4 15/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1905.26
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1905.26

Object Details

  • Description

    Tea-bowl, ovoidal, with deep foot. Gold lacquer repairs
    Clay: fine, dense, grayish
    Glaze: deep cream, with small and large brown crackle, stained by tea (matcha). Some kiln debris adhering to glaze in bottom.
  • Provenance

    To 1905
    K. Suzuki, New York, to 1905 [1]
    From 1905 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from K. Suzuki in 1905 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1343, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Also, Curatorial Remark 16, Louise Cort, June 17,
    2008, in the object record, states: "The dealer who sold Freer this bowl, K. Suzuki, was in New York when he wrote a letter to Edward Sylvester Morse dated 17 February 1905. This was the only time Freer purchased works from him."
    [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

    K. Suzuki (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Shiinomine kilns, Imari, Saga prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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