Image 1 of 1

Terms of Use

Usage Conditions Apply

At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1893-1899
  • Geography

  • Material

    Porcelain with areas of copper-red in clear glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 18.4 x 8.3 x 8.3 cm (7 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Inverted pyriform-shaped (pear-shaped) vase with narrow mouth, averted lip and trumpet-shaped neck. Body tapers down into tall flared stem and flat foot trimmed to form narrow footring.
    Clay: Porcelain, footrim slightly chipped and darkened on surface by use.
    Glaze: Interior, exterior and foot covered with nearly colorless glaze with slight blue-grey tint. Copper red appears around lip and under rim on exterior. Red pigment appears to be dusted, somewhat unevenly, onto body around widest diameter, shading down onto stem. Unglazed footrim.
    Decoration: None.
    Mark: None.
    Signatures/Inscriptions: Two paper labels on base: "CMK 2" and "2".
  • Marks

    Two paper labels on base: "CMK 2" and "2
  • 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

  • Credit Line

    Bequest of Isabel S. Kurtz
  • Type

  • Restrictions and Rights

    Usage Conditions Apply

    There are restrictions for re-using this media. For more information, visit the Smithsonian's Terms of Use page.

    The information presented on this website may be revised and updated at any time as ongoing research progresses or as otherwise warranted. Pending any such revisions and updates, information on this site may be incomplete or inaccurate or may contain typographical errors. Neither the Smithsonian nor its regents, officers, employees, or agents make any representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the information on the site. Use this site and the information provided on it subject to your own judgment. The National Museum of Asian Art welcomes information that would augment or clarify the ownership history of objects in their collections.

Keep Exploring