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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Toki city, Gifu prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with iron glazes
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 22.6 x 12.3 x 12.3 cm (8 7/8 x 4 13/16 x 4 13/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Buff clay, darkened on surface by use.
    Iron glaze, appearing black with silvery crystallization; second coat of reddish brown glaze over neck and shoulder, running and streaking. Thin coat of glaze on base, wiped off except for indented center.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Hara Tomitaro (1868-1939) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Provenance

    To 1909
    Hara Tomitaro (1868-1939), Yokohama, Japan, to 1909 [1]
    From 1909 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Hara Tomitaro in 1909 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2050, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Hara Tomitaro is better known by his artistic name, Hara Sankei.
    [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

    Toki city, Gifu prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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