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Sauce pot with design of spring grasses

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At A Glance

  • Period

    20th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Stoneware clay with white slip, cobalt and iron pigments under transparent glaze
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Kyoto workshop, Kenzan style
  • Description

    Small squat sauce pot with flat lid, decor of ferns executed in cobalt and iron on white slip in "Kenzan" style. Fine-grained, buff-gray clay. Lid, base, and spout thrown and trimmed on the potter's wheel. Pieces luted together. White-slip patch applied to median and section of lid. Painting in underglaze iron and cobalt. Overall application of transparent stoneware glaze; base in reserve. High-temperature firing. Possibly Banko ware?
    "Kenzan" signature in underglaze iron on base.
  • Signatures

    "Kenzan" signature in underglaze iron on base.
  • Provenance

    To 1982
    John A. Pope (1906-1982), Washington, DC [1]
    From 1982 to 1986
    Mrs. John A. Pope, Washington, DC, ownership transferred to Mrs. Pope after the death of her husband, John A. Pope. [2]
    From 1986
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Mrs. John A. Pope, Washington DC [3]
    [1] See Study Collection catalogue card, Collections Management Office. See also Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] See note 1.
  • Collection

    Freer Study Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Dr. John Alexander Pope (1906-1982)
    Annemarie Henle Pope (1907-2001)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. John Alexander Pope
  • Type

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