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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Motoyashiki Higashi kilns, Toki city, Gifu prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with iron pigment under feldspathic glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 16.5 x 22.5 cm (6 1/2 x 8 7/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Off-white clay. Three small cylindrical feet on base. Underglaze iron painted decoration of trailing vines on shoulder, trellis on body, palmlike band on bail handle, ferns on lid. Feldspathic glaze, glossy thick and white; think coat of glaze on base; inside glazed. Circular scar in glaze around perimeter of base. Clay: coarse gray stoneware; fired reddish in spots. Glaze: grayish, semi-opaque, crackled, uneven. Decoration: in underglaze iron; trellis, (or shibori-dyed textile) floral motifs; ferns on cover.
  • Provenance

    Hosomi Kokoan Gallery, Tokyo, Japan [1]
    To 1967
    Yamanaka and Company, Ltd., Osaka, Japan to 1967 [2]
    From 1967
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka and Company, Ltd., Osaka, Japan in 1967 [3]
    [1] According to Louise Cort's 1985 note, the object was in Hosomi Kokoan's 1963 publication "Kobijitsu wo ikashita hanaike no bi", no. 114. (See curatorial note in database).
    [2] See Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.
    [3] See note 2.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Japanese Ceramics from Seto and Mino (January 19, 1996 to August 5, 2001)
    The Glazed Ceramic Tradition of Mino and Seto Wares (April 26, 1985 to January 13, 1986)
    Japanese Ceramics (June 22, 1982 to September 27, 1982)
    Japanese Ceramics (July 15, 1980 to June 21, 1982)
    Japanese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to January 17, 1980)
    Japanese Art--Shinto (October 12, 1976 to December 10, 1976)
    Japanese Art: Paintings and Pottery (July 1, 1966 to May 2, 1973)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Hosomi Kokoan Gallery
    Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965)
  • Origin

    Motoyashiki Higashi kilns, Toki city, Gifu prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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