Tozo Takayanagi, New York to 1893 
From 1893 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Tozo Takayanagi in 1893 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 300, 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
Tea-bowl, ovoidal; deep flaring foot, notched.
Clay: hard, dense, whitish.
Glaze: lustrous warm cream, finely crackled.
Decorations: floral, enameled in colors and gold, over glaze.
The flowering autumnal plants on this tea bowl continue an ancient motif favored on enamel decorated Kyoto and Kyoto-style ceramics, as well as on decorated lacquer and textiles. The decorator was skilled at naturalistic rendering of the chrysanthemums, pampas grass, and other plants.
- 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