Seto ware tea bowl in Decorated Shino style

Buff clay, darkened on surface by use. On lower wall, underglaze iron painted decoration of two clusters of schematized grass motifs, partially obscured by glaze. Feldspathic glaze of irregular thickness; stained brown in crackles. Base and foot unglazed.

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1800-1868
Medium
Stoneware with iron pigment under feldspathic glaze
Style
Seto ware, Revival Shino style
Dimensions
H x W x D: 8.3 x 12.9 x 12.9 cm (3 1/4 x 5 1/16 x 5 1/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Aichi prefecture, Seto, Seto kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1897.48
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea bowl

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Seto ware, stoneware, tea
Provenance

To 1897
Rufus E. Moore, New York to 1897 [1]

From 1897 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Rufus E. Moore in 1897 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 392, 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)

Rufus E. Moore (C.L. Freer source) 1840 - 1918
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919

Description

Buff clay, darkened on surface by use. On lower wall, underglaze iron painted decoration of two clusters of schematized grass motifs, partially obscured by glaze. Feldspathic glaze of irregular thickness; stained brown in crackles. Base and foot unglazed.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 108, p. 197.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum