Tea bowl with design of pampas grass

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    1712-ca. 1731
  • Geography

    Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Buff clay; white slip, cobalt and iron pigments under transparent glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 6.9 x 11.1 cm (2 11/16 x 4 3/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1911.402
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1911.402

Object Details

  • Artist

    Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743)
    Chojiyamachi workshop
  • Description

    Tea bowl, low ovoidal; low foot. Gold lacquer repair.
    Clay: fine-grained buff stoneware
    Glaze: transparent, over white slip.
    Decoration: in cobalt and iron, under glaze. Grasses.
  • Signatures

    Kenzan, written in iron inside footrim.
  • 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. 2189, 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

    Rinpa: Creativity Across Time and Space (October 1, 2022 to April 2, 2023)
    The Potter's Brush: The Kenzan Style in Japanese Ceramics (December 9, 2001 to October 27, 2002)
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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