string(20) "edanmdm:fsg_F1906.15" Sake bottle - National Museum of Asian Art
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At A Glance

  • Period

    18th century
  • Geography

    Shigaraki, Shiga prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with wood-ash and rice-straw-ash glazes
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 24.4 × 16.2 cm (9 5/8 × 6 3/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1906.15
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1906.15

Object Details

  • Description

    Sake flask (tokkuri 徳利)
    Clay: hard, coarse, gray.
    Glaze: brilliant olive-yellow, crackled; splash of blue and white.
  • Provenance

    To 1906
    Spier Collection, to 1906 [1]
    From 1906 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), puchased from the Spier Collection in 1906 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 11, 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 Ceramics from Past to Present (February 18, 1983 to February 16, 1984)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Julius Spier (1848-1923) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Shigaraki, Shiga prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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