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At A Glance

  • Period

    circa 1893-1899
  • Geography

    Gojozaka, Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Porcelain with crackled coral-pink glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 14.6 x 7.3 x 7.3 cm (5 3/4 x 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Seifu Yohei III (1851-1914)
  • Description

    Vase with narrow mouth and tall, cylindrical neck. Square shoulders and rounded, bulbous body on flat base. Foot trimmed to form footring.
    Clay: Porcelain, footring darkened on surface by use.
    Glaze: Coral-pink enamel glaze applied to interior, exterior and foot. Crackle pattern produced during firing, then stained for emphasis.
    Decoration: Crackling on surface of exterior of this bottle in imitation of Chinese wares.
    Signatures/Inscriptions: Potter's mark in seal script. Two paper labels: "CMK 25", writing missing from second, torn label.
  • Marks

    Potter's mark in seal script. Two paper labels: "CMK 25", writing missing from second, torn label.
  • 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.
    [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
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    Gojozaka, Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Bequest of Isabel S. Kurtz
  • Type

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