Handwarmer with design of chrysanthemums and flowing water

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    mid-18th century
  • Geography

    Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Pink clay with black lead glaze; white slip, enamels, and iron pigment under transparent lead glaze; brass rim
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 26.6 × 22.7 cm (10 1/2 × 8 15/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Ogata Ihachi (Kyoto Kenzan II) (active 1720-1760)
  • Description

    Cylindrical mound-shape; three stump feet. Copper rim.
    Clay: red earthenware
    Glaze: transparent lead glaze, crackled; large area of black, over.
    Decoration: In cobalt pigment and emerald-green, aubergine, yellow and black overglaze enamels over white slip. Chrysanthemums and stream.
    Signature on the base.
  • Signatures

    Signature: Kenzan written in iron pigment on base.
  • Provenance

    To 1905
    H.R. Yamamoto, to 1905 [1]
    From 1905 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from H.R. Yamamoto in 1905 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1438, 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

    Rinpa: Creativity Across Time and Space (October 1, 2022 to April 2, 2023)
    Bold and Beautiful: Rinpa in Japanese Art (June 28, 2015 to January 3, 2016)
    The Potter's Brush: The Kenzan Style in Japanese Ceramics (December 9, 2001 to October 27, 2002)
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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