Sake bottle with impressed "armor" texture

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    1750-1800
  • Geography

    Tajimi city, Gifu prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with iron and ash glazes; wooden plug
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 24.7 × 14.6 cm (9 3/4 × 5 3/4 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1906.20a-b
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1906.20a-b

Object Details

  • Description

    Light gray clay. Traces of string-cut pattern in center of trimmed foot. Bands of three different patterns applied to body with roulettes. Molasses brown iron glaze on neck and shoulder; thin clear glaze on body and base.
  • 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. 105, 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

    Life and Leisure: Everyday Life in Japanese Art (August 14, 2004 to February 20, 2005)
    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

    Tajimi city, Gifu prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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