Rakuzan ware tea bowl in Kugibori Irabo style

Historical period(s)
Edo period, early 18th century
Medium
Stoneware with ash glaze; gold lacquer repairs
Style
Rakuzan ware
Dimensions
H x W: 9 x 14.7 cm (3 9/16 x 5 13/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Shimane prefecture, Matsue, Rakuzan kiln
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1897.63
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea bowl

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, lacquer repair, Rakuzan ware, stoneware, tea
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. 494, 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)

Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Sekai toji zenshu (Catalogue of the World's Ceramics). 19 vols., Tokyo, 1976-1982. no. 274, vol. 19 (1980).
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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