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Bowl with design of Mt. Fuji

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1893-1899
  • Geography

    Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Porcelain clay with pink and grey pigments under colorless glaze, white and grey enamels over the glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 8.6 x 13 x 13 cm (3 3/8 x 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1991.20
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1991.20

Object Details

  • Artist

    Miyagawa Kozan (1842-1916)
  • Description

    Bowl with design of Mount Fuji. Wide-mouthed vessel with thin, everted rim and globular body resting on base with raised foot trimmed to create footring.
    Clay: Porcelain; unglazed footrim darkened on surface by use.
    Glaze: Purple and grey pigments under colorless glaze; white and grey overglaze enamels over glaze; colorless glaze applied to interior and foot. Unglazed footrim.
    Decoration: The white clear-glazed lip and footring frame the central Mount Fuji design. Mount Fuji's snowy peaks and slopes are outlined and highlighted with white enamel pigment; the rocky earth of its base is suggested by grey enamel pigment.
    Mark: Dainippon / Kozan sei, in cobalt on base; paper label "14/T."
  • Inscriptions

    Potter's mark on base: "Dainippon Kozan sei" in cobalt; paper labels: "14/T", "M.I.(?)"
  • Provenance

    To ?
    Charles M. Kurtz (1855-1909). [1]
    To 1991
    Isabel S. Kurtz (1901-1991). [2]
    From 1991
    Freer Gallery of Art, bequest of Isabel S. Kurtz (1901-1991). [3]
    Notes:
    [1] Ms. Isabel Kurtz bequeathed the group of Asian ceramics, F1991.19-.44, to the Freer Gallery of Art.
    These objects had been collected by her father, Charles M. Kurtz, who was a friend of Charles Freer.
    [2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.
    [3] See note 2.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Japanese Art of the Meiji Era (September 20, 1997 to April 26, 1998)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Charles M. Kurtz (1855-1909)
    Isabel S. Kurtz (1901-1991)
  • Origin

    Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Bequest of Isabel S. Kurtz
  • Type

    Vessel
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