Tea bowl with design of bird on plum branch

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 19th century
Medium
Raku-type earthenware with white slip and cobalt under colorless lead glaze
Style
Raku ware, unknown workshop
Dimensions
H x Diam: 6.1 × 10.7 cm (2 3/8 × 4 3/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1898.128
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea bowl

Keywords
bird, earthenware, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Raku ware, tea
Provenance

To 1898
Japanese Trading Company, New York to 1898 [1]

From 1898 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Japanese Trading Company in 1898 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 352, 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)

Japanese Trading Company (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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