Shigaraki ware wide-mouthed jar

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At A Glance

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  • Period

    19th century
  • Geography

    Shigaraki, Shiga prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with white, copper-green, and manganese-purple lead-silicate glazes; gold lacquer repairs
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 38.5 × 32.3 cm (15 3/16 × 12 11/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1905.86
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1905.86

Object Details

  • Description

    Large vat (kame). Gold lacquer repairs.
    Clay: soft, dense, buff. Stoneware.
    Glaze: mingled gray, greenish-gray, and pinkish-cream; splash of deep green-blue. Overbaked. Interior glazed with (copper) green lead glaze, spilling over rim and shoulder. Traces of purple and brown lead glazes. Base glazed.
  • Provenance

    To 1905
    Yamanaka & Company, New York, NY, to 1905 [1]
    From 1905 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York, NY, in 1905 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1384, 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 Screens (February 25, 2023 to February 4, 2024)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Shigaraki, Shiga prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
  • On View

    Freer Gallery 05: Rinpa Screens
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