string(21) "edanmdm:fsg_F1911.379" Satsuma ware tea bowl - National Museum of Asian Art

Satsuma ware tea bowl

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At A Glance

  • Period

    18th century
  • Geography

    Genryuin kilns, Aira town, Kagoshima prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with "snakeskin" iron glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 9.1 x 12.6 cm (3 9/16 x 4 15/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1911.379
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1911.379

Object Details

  • Description

    Clay: dense, grayish. Reddish-brown where exposed.
    Glaze: thick, lustrous dark olive, shading to black; crinkled on one side, result of underfiring. Inside of footrim glazed.
  • Provenance

    1911
    Y. Fujita and Company, Kyoto 1911 [1]
    From 1911 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Y. Fujita and Company, Kyoto in 1911 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2166, 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

    Tea for...Everyone: Popular Ceramics for Drinking Tea in Japan (March 8 to October 19, 2008)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Y. Fujita and Company (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Genryuin kilns, Aira town, Kagoshima prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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