Satsuma ware sake ewer

Wine-pot, ovoidal; bell-shaped upper portion. Silver cap on spout. Silver cover.
Clay: hard, grayish.
Glaze: brilliant cream, crackled.

Historical period(s)
Edo period, second half of 17th-18th century
Medium
White stoneware with clear glaze; silver lid and cover on spout
Style
Satsuma ware, White Satsuma type
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 13.1 x 9.9 cm (5 3/16 x 3 7/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Kagoshima prefecture, Kagoshima, Hiyamizu kiln
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1893.8a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Sake ewer

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Satsuma ware, White Satsuma type, stoneware, wine
Provenance

To 1893
Tozo Takayanagi, New York to 1893 [1]

From 1893 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Tozo Takayanagi in 1893 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 261, 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

Wine-pot, ovoidal; bell-shaped upper portion. Silver cap on spout. Silver cover.
Clay: hard, grayish.
Glaze: brilliant cream, crackled.

Published References
  • Impressions: The Journal of the Japanese Art Society of America. no. 39 Lexington, MA, 2018. p. 138, fig. 8.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum