Vase in mimikuchi form

Vase, with two broad wing-handles.
Clay: hard, grayish.
Glaze: rich, deep, brilliant wine-red (close to black) mottled with black, over iron wash.

Historical period(s)
Edo period or Meiji era, 19th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron glaze; glass-powder repair on base
Style
Kyoto or Kyoto-related ware
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 33.2 x 37.2 x 19.7 cm (13 1/16 x 14 5/8 x 7 3/4 in)
Geography
Japan, Kyoto prefecture, Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1897.32
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Vase

Keywords
brown and black glaze, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Kyoto ware, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), stoneware
Provenance

To 1897
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1897 [1]

From 1897 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1897 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, 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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Bunkio Matsuki (C.L. Freer source) 1867-1940

Description

Vase, with two broad wing-handles.
Clay: hard, grayish.
Glaze: rich, deep, brilliant wine-red (close to black) mottled with black, over iron wash.

Published References
  • Warren E. Cox. The Book of Pottery and Porcelain. 2 vols., New York. vol. 1: p. 244, pl. 77.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
The Story of the Beautiful
Google Cultural Institute
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