Jar

Jar, ovoidal; flat recessed base; flat unglazed lip; neck broken and repaired.
Clay: coarse, fired reddish-brown.
Glaze: mottled gray, crackled, milky purplish overflow.
Decoration: none.

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1750-1810
Medium
Stoneware with rice-straw ash glaze and trails of wood-ash glaze
Style
Agano ware
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 24.3 x 19.6 cm (9 9/16 x 7 11/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Fukuoka prefecture
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1892.30
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
Agano ware, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, stoneware
Provenance

To 1892
Tozo Takayanagi, New York to 1892 [1]

From 1892 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Tozo Takayanagi in 1892 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 12, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] 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

Description

Jar, ovoidal; flat recessed base; flat unglazed lip; neck broken and repaired.
Clay: coarse, fired reddish-brown.
Glaze: mottled gray, crackled, milky purplish overflow.
Decoration: none.

Published References
  • David Park Curry. James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1984. p. 19, fig. 20.
  • Impressions: The Journal of the Japanese Art Society of America. no. 39 Lexington, MA, 2018. p. 138, fig. 8.
  • David Park Curry. Charles Lang Freer and American Art. vol. 118, no. 258, special issue., August 1983. pp. 168-179, p. 6.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
The Story of the Beautiful
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum