Tozo Takayanagi, New York to 1892 
From 1892 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Tozo Takayanagi in 1892 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 93, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
- Previous Owner(s)
Takayanagi Tozo (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919
Bottle (tokkuri 徳利), octagonal, ovoidal.
Clay: hard, white.
Glaze: luminous cream-white; variable brown crackle.
Decoration: in grayish tones, under glaze.
The decoration on this bottle is attributed to the artist Kano Tangen, who served as the official painter for the Satsuma domain, where the bottle was made.
- Published References
- Josephine H. Knapp, Dr. John Alexander Pope, Dr. Esin Atil. The Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Oriental Ceramics: the world's great collections, vol. 10 Tokyo. pl. 186.
- Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. .
- Matsumura Makiko. Furea gyarari no Satsumayaki [Satsuma ware in the Freer Gallery]. no. 19, April 9, 2005. pp. 3-8.
- David Park Curry. James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1984. p. 18, fig. 19.
- Thomas Lawton Linda Merrill. Freer: a legacy of art. Washington and New York, 1993. p. 61, fig. 42.
- Impressions: The Journal of the Japanese Art Society of America. no. 39 Lexington, MA, 2018. p. 135, p. 138, fig. 3 and 8.
- David Park Curry. Charles Lang Freer and American Art. vol. 118, no. 258, special issue., August 1983. pp. 168-179, fig. 6.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum