Arita ware tea bowl with landscape design

Tea bowl; inverted bell-shape; deep foot. Gold lacquer repairs.
Clay: hard, grayish.
Glaze: crackled in brown; somewhat pitted.
Decoration: landscape design in dark blue under glaze.

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1660-1680
Medium
Stoneware with slip and cobalt pigment under clear glaze
Style
Arita ware, totai sometsuke type
Dimensions
H x W: 8.3 x 12.9 cm (3 1/4 x 5 1/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Saga prefecture, Arita
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1896.59
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea bowl

Keywords
Arita ware, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, landscape, stoneware, tea
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. 461, 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)

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

Description

Tea bowl; inverted bell-shape; deep foot. Gold lacquer repairs.
Clay: hard, grayish.
Glaze: crackled in brown; somewhat pitted.
Decoration: landscape design in dark blue under glaze.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum