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At A Glance

  • Period

    late 6th - early 7th century
  • Geography

    Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with accidental ash-glaze deposits
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 23.4 × 20.3 cm (9 3/16 × 8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1907.96
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1907.96

Object Details

  • Description

    Flask (teihei 提瓶), said to have been found in Fukuoka Pref.
    Flask; one side flat, one convex; short neck with flaring lip; two loop handles. Fragments of other pots and sand adhering.
    Clay: fine, dark gray
    Glaze: greenish ash glaze on upper parts
    Decoration: fine incised spiral covering convex side
  • Provenance

    To 1907
    Unidentified owner, Japan, to 1907 [1]
    From 1907 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased in Japan from an unidentified owner in spring 1907 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1574, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Also, an inscription in red pigment on the convex side of the flask appears to be a record of excavation (according to Curatorial Remark 8, L.A. Cort, 1986, in the object record).
    [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 (April 11, 1978 to January 17, 1980)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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