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At A Glance

  • Period

    mid 19th century
  • Geography

    Tsu, Mie prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with iron wash and polychrome glazes
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 37.4 × 31 cm (14 3/4 × 12 3/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Jar. Wooden plug and brocade cover.
    Clay: hard, sonorous, gray.
    Glaze: thick stone gray, interrupted by applied glazes of decoration.
    Decoration: dragon and clouds, modeled in relief, glazed with green, blue, brown, aubergine, turquoise-blue, gray-green, and cream.
  • Provenance

    Ikeda Seisuke, Kyoto, Japan [1]
    From at least 1896 to 1906
    Colonel Frank J. Hecker (1846-1927), to 1906 [2]
    From 1906 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Colonel Frank J. Hecker in 1906 [3]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]
    [1] According to Louise Cort, Col. Hecker bought the jar no later that 1896. Before that the jar had belonged to Ikeda Seisuke, a dealer in Kyoto.
    [2] Object file. See also note 1.
    [3] See note 2.
    [4] 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

    Colonel Frank J. Hecker (1846-1927) (C.L. Freer source)
    Ikeda Seisuke (1839-1900)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Tsu, Mie prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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