Serving bowl

Light gray clay. Lappet motif stamped irregularly around outside of rim. Yellow ash glaze, olive-green where thick, stained brown in crackle. Glaze inside foot. Three large spur marks on unglazed foot rim. Large crescent-shaped crack in base. Gold lacquer repairs to lip and vertical cracks in walls.

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1800-1830
Medium
Stoneware with Ofuke-type ash glaze; gold lacquer repairs
Style
Seto ware, Ofuke type
Dimensions
H x Diam: 9.7 × 15.8 cm (3 13/16 × 6 1/4 in)
Geography
Japan, Aichi prefecture, Seto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1897.60
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Serving bowl (hachi)

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), food, Japan, lacquer repair, Seto ware, stoneware
Provenance

To 1897
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1897 [1]

From 1897 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1897 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 451, 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
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source) 1917 - 1965

Description

Light gray clay. Lappet motif stamped irregularly around outside of rim. Yellow ash glaze, olive-green where thick, stained brown in crackle. Glaze inside foot. Three large spur marks on unglazed foot rim. Large crescent-shaped crack in base. Gold lacquer repairs to lip and vertical cracks in walls.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. p. 34, fig. 47.
  • Soetsu Yanagi. Oshie kaisetsu., no. 5. Tokyo, May, 1931. p. 54, fig. 11.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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