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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1892
  • Geography

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Material

    Porcelain with cobalt and iron glazes
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 11.5 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm (4 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Attributed to Takemoto Hayata (1848-1892)
  • Description

    Pear-shaped vase with slightly everted rim, fairly short neck, and bulbous shape tapering to flat base with visible footring cut from sides and foot.
    Clay: Porcelain; footrim darkened on surface by use.
    Glaze: Brown (iron) glaze applied to interior, rim and base. Brown drained from rim during firing, leaving area white. Blue (cobalt) glaze, applied to exterior, is densest around the neck and sides of the body. Blue appears mottled on body and slightly pooled at the outer edge of the foot. Where the glaze has separated between the body and the foot, a band of white is revealed. Unglazed footrim.
    Decoration: none
    Mark: none
    Two paper labels: "CMK 30" and "KM 11". Sticker on base gives price of $20.00.
  • Marks

    Two paper labels: "CMK 30" and "KM 11". Sticker on base gives price of $20.00.
  • 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]
    [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.
    Also see Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.
    [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

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Bequest of Isabel S. Kurtz
  • Type

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