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Large Sake bottle

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Kujiri, Toki city, Gifu prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with iron glaze and slip splashes
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 29.7 x 18.9 x 18.9 cm (11 11/16 x 7 7/16 x 7 7/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Buff clay, exposed on trimmed foot rim. Iron glaze, black flecked with brown on lower body, deeper black swags over neck and shoulder where redipped; large irregularly shaped patches of crystalline rust brown encircling shoulder. Base glazed.
  • 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. 2052, 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.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    The Glazed Ceramic Tradition of Mino and Seto Wares (April 26, 1985 to January 13, 1986)
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    Kujiri, Toki city, Gifu prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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