string(20) "edanmdm:fsg_F1989.67" Tea bowl - National Museum of Asian Art
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At A Glance

  • Period

    1868-1912
  • Geography

    Kochi, Kochi prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with cobalt decoration under clear glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 7.3 x 11.3 x 11.3 cm (2 7/8 x 4 7/16 x 4 7/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1989.67
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1989.67

Object Details

  • Artist

    Morita Uruo Mitsunaga (d. 1914)
  • Description

    Tea bowl with designs of hawk in pine tree and pair of Chinese scholars.
    Clay: buff pottery, darkened on surface by use.
    Glaze: clear, appearing buff over clay body, fine even crackle; ending evenly on base above foot.
    Decoration: comma-shape trimmed inside straight-sided footrim. In blue-gray underglaze cobalt line and wash; on one side, section of pine trunk with hawk on branch; on opposite side, pair of elderly Chinese scholars seated face-to-face; both motifs in style of the Kano school.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Feathered Ink (August 27, 2022 to February 20, 2023)
  • Origin

    Kochi, Kochi prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

    Vessel
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