Satsuma ware vase

Vase, elongated ovoid; flat recessed foot.
Clay: white stoneware.
Glaze: brilliant cream, speckled with light gray-brown; minute, composite crackle. Iridescent.

Historical period(s)
Edo period or Meiji era, 18th-19th century
Medium
Stoneware with clear, colorless glaze
Style
Satsuma ware, White Satsuma type
Dimensions
H x Diam: 20.3 × 9.6 cm (8 × 3 3/4 in)
Geography
Japan, Kagoshima prefecture, Higashi Ichiki, Miyama, Naeshirogawa kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1895.3
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Vase

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), iridescence, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), Satsuma ware, White Satsuma type, stoneware
Provenance

To 1896
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1896 [1]

From 1896 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1896 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L.162, 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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source) 1917 - 1965

Description

Vase, elongated ovoid; flat recessed foot.
Clay: white stoneware.
Glaze: brilliant cream, speckled with light gray-brown; minute, composite crackle. Iridescent.

Published References
  • Impressions: The Journal of the Japanese Art Society of America. no. 39 Lexington, Massachusetts, 2018. p. 142, fig. 12.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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