Otowa ware standing Amida Nyorai with inscribed pedestal

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    1729 (tenth month, fifteenth day)
  • Geography

    Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Transparent stoneware with iron glazes; gilding over iron slip; enamels over transparent glaze; iron pigment under glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 35.1 x 15.3 cm (13 13/16 x 6 in)
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Object Details

  • Artist

    Otowa Jizaemon (born 1663)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Temple Kiyomizu
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Provenance

    Temple Kiyomizu, Kyoto [1]
    To 1907
    Unidentified owner, Japan, to 1907 [2]
    From 1907 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased in Japan from an unidentified owner in spring of 1907 [3]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]
    [1] Charles Lang Freer was told when he bought this piece that it had once been in "temple Kiyomizu, Kyoto" (see Curatorial Remark 7, L.A. Cort, 1985, in the object record).
    [2] See Original Pottery List, L. 1565, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [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.
  • Origin

    Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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