Tea bowl, unknown Raku ware workshop

Tea bowl. Broken and repaired.
Clay: soft, white. Raku type.
Glaze: mingled salmon-red, white, yellow, and gray-green; crackled and deeply pitted. Three spur scars on footrim. Red slip under clear glaze.
Mark: Cipher (kao) incised inside footrim.

Maker(s)
Artist: Style of Hon'ami Kōetsu 本阿弥光悦 (1558-1637)
Historical period(s)
Edo period or Meiji era, 19th century
Medium
Raku-type earthenware with red slip under milky glaze; smoke-blackened rim; red lacquer repairs
Style
Raku ware, unknown workshop
Dimensions
H x W x D: 8.5 x 12.4 x 12.4 cm (3 3/8 x 4 7/8 x 4 7/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Kyoto prefecture, Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1896.89
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea bowl

Keywords
copy, earthenware, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), Raku ware, 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. 478, 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. Broken and repaired.
Clay: soft, white. Raku type.
Glaze: mingled salmon-red, white, yellow, and gray-green; crackled and deeply pitted. Three spur scars on footrim. Red slip under clear glaze.
Mark: Cipher (kao) incised inside footrim.

Inscription(s)

Mark: Cipher (kao) incised inside footrim.

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

Copyright with museum