Rufus E. Moore, New York to 1896 
From 1896 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Rufus E. Moore in 1896 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 202, 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)
Rufus E. Moore (C.L. Freer source) 1840-1918
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Dish, flaring, shallow, circular; heavily notched foot.
Clay: dense, gray.
Glaze: rich, greenish-gray over red-brown wash.
Decoration: in brown, green, and thick white glaze, under glaze. Pine boughs in brown with spattered-slip "snow" (copies Kenzan idea).
Character kiyo [Jpn] inside double hexagon.
The Kiyomizu Rokubei workshop took its name from its location in the Kiyomizu district of eastern Kyoto long known for pottery production. This large plate borrows its decor from a bowl by the early 18th-century potter Ogata Kenzan. Pine boughs are rendered in broad strokes of underglaze iron, while white slip spattered over the surface becomes drifting snow. Purposefully rustic in form, the plate conveys a warmth and sturdiness that offset its wintry imagery.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
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