A.D. Vorce and Co., Hartford, CT, to 1898 
From 1898 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from A.D. Vorce and Co. in 1898 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 327, 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)
A.D. Vorce and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919
Light brown clay, darkened on exposed surface.
Clear glaze, gray-green and suffused with opalescent blue where thick. Glaze applied by dipping bowl three times, forming irregular outline around foot. Irregular patch of glaze on foot.
Two gold lacquer repairs on lip and vertical crack.
According to recent archaeology, Korean potters in the Karatsu region of Japan introduced this type of light-bodied stoneware with clear wood-ash glaze. It was used for tea bowls as well as for dishes, bowls, and other tablewares.
- Published References
- Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 45, p. 120.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum