Akahada ware tea bowl with design of standing cranes

Tea bowl, notched. Mishima technique. Gohon type with crane design (gohon tachizuru chawan [Jpn])
Clay: dense, resonant, grayish-white.
Glaze: greenish-gray, flushed with pink, dappled in cream yellow.
Decorations: cranes, incised, partially filled with white paste, and touched with brown, under glaze.
Seal. Gourd-shaped seal, “Akahada” [Jpn]

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1800-1850
Medium
Stoneware with white inlay and black pigment under clear glaze
Style
Akahada ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 8.8 x 12.2 cm (3 7/16 x 4 13/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Nara prefecture
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1896.86
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea bowl

Keywords
Akahada ware, crane, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, 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. 475, 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, notched. Mishima technique. Gohon type with crane design (gohon tachizuru chawan [Jpn])
Clay: dense, resonant, grayish-white.
Glaze: greenish-gray, flushed with pink, dappled in cream yellow.
Decorations: cranes, incised, partially filled with white paste, and touched with brown, under glaze.
Seal. Gourd-shaped seal, "Akahada" [Jpn]

Marking(s)

Gourd-shaped seal, "Akahada" [Jpn]

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Korean Influences in Japanese Ceramics. vol. 15, no. 5 Hong Kong, May 1984. p. 29.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum