Serving bowl with design of herons

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At A Glance

  • Period

    late 19th century
  • Geography

    Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Buff clay; iron pigment under transparent glaze, enamels over glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W: 13.9 x 17.1 cm (5 1/2 x 6 3/4 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1911.406
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1911.406

Object Details

  • Artist

    Kyoto workshop
    Imitation of Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743)
  • Description

    Dish for sweets with irregular edge.
    Clay: hard, grayish.
    Glaze: lustrous greenish-gray; crackled. Seal-brown on edge.
    Decoration: in iron pigment under glaze; blue and gold enamels over glaze. Design of herons in shallow water beyond pine-covered land.
  • Signatures

    Kenzan, written in iron pigment on base.
  • 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. 2193, 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

    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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