Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1897 
From 1897 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1897 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 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
The potter applied three different glazes to achieve a patchwork effect popular on ceramics, textiles, and lacquered objects of the early seventeenth century. The bowl's name, Fallen Leaves, refers to this mottled coloration-or perhaps to the inspired addition of the "finger-painted" spots. Freer appreciated this "very beautiful specimen."
- Published References
- Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 161.
- Soetsu Yanagi. Oshie kaisetsu., no. 5. Tokyo, May, 1931. p. 53, fig. 9.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum