Individual serving bowl

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    1690-1750
  • Geography

    Isahaya, Nagasaki prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with white slip under clear glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 5.7 x 11.4 cm (2 1/4 x 4 1/2 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1911.327
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1911.327

Object Details

  • Description

    Individual serving bowl (mukozuke 向付): thinly potted, low thinly trimmed foot. One chip in lip.
    Clay: fine-grained brown stoneware.
    Glaze: thin, transparent, semi-matte, some fine crackle, some pitting, covers all but bearing edge of foot.
    Decoration: underglaze; thick creamy slip laid on with special brush (hakeme decoration) with patting and a motion to create a pattern characteristic of this ware. One of a pair: F1911.327-F1911.328.
  • Provenance

    To 1911
    Kai Feng-fu, to 1911 [1]
    From 1911 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased at Kai Feng-fu in 1911 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2097, 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.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Cornucopia: Ceramics of Southern Japan (December 19, 2009 to January 9, 2011)
    Dinner for Five: Japanese Serving Dishes for Elegant Meals (March 4 to October 21, 2001)
    Garden Potteries and Official Kilns: Clan-Sponsored Ceramics in the Edo Period (January 16, 1986 to November 3, 1986)
    Korean Influences on Japanese Slip-Decorated Ceramics (February 16, 1984 to November 9, 1984)
    Japanese Ceramics (June 22, 1982 to September 27, 1982)
    Japanese Ceramics/Puppets (June 16, 1980 to July 14, 1980)
    Japanese Ceramics (July 15, 1980 to June 21, 1982)
    Japanese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to January 17, 1980)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Kai Feng-fu (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Isahaya, Nagasaki prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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