Tea ceremony rinse-water bowl, unknown Raku ware workshop

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At A Glance

  • Period

    19th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Raku-type earthenware with lead glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 6.2 × 14.4 cm (2 7/16 × 5 11/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    False signature of Takeno Joo (1502-1555)
  • Description

    Raku ware, unknown workshop; false signature of Takeno Joo.
    Tea ceremony waste-water jar (kensui). Heavy, corrugated walls.
    Clay: soft, light-buff. Raku type
    Glaze: brilliant light-green, splashed with yellows, browns, and reds.
    Inscription Daikokuan Joo, cipher (Kao)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Kita Toranosuke (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Provenance

    To 1906
    Kita Toranosuke, Kyoto, to 1906 [1]
    From 1906 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Kita Toranosuke in 1906 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] See Object file. Also see Original Pottery List, L. 400, 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.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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