Tea bowl with silk brocade design

Clay: hard, grayish.
Glaze: luminous cream-white, crackled. Pink flush in interior.
Decoration: in purplish-brown and green enamels, and gold, over glaze. Textile design.

Maker(s)
Artist: Shonsui Gorosuke 祥瑞五郎助
Historical period(s)
Edo period, mid 19th century
Medium
Stoneware with enamels over clear glaze
Style
Kyoto ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 6.8 × 12.3 cm (2 11/16 × 4 13/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Kyoto prefecture, Kyoto, Gojozaka district
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1897.12
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea bowl

Keywords
clear glaze, Edo period (1615 - 1868), enamel, Japan, Kyoto ware, stoneware, tea
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Clay: hard, grayish.
Glaze: luminous cream-white, crackled. Pink flush in interior.
Decoration: in purplish-brown and green enamels, and gold, over glaze. Textile design.

Marking(s)

Shonzui Gorosuke (祥瑞五郎助), in pentagonal frame.

Label

This bowl bears patterns of brocaded silk textiles used for formal court robes. Colored and gold enamels were a hallmark of Kyoto ceramics.

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