Tea bowl named Oimatsu (Ancient pine)

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 18th-mid 19th century
Stoneware with brushed white slip under clear glaze
Possibly Rakuzan ware
H x W: 8.5 x 15.5 cm (3 3/8 x 6 1/8 in)
Japan, Shimane prefecture, Matsue, possibly Rakuzan kiln
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Tea bowl

Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Rakuzan ware, stoneware, tea

To 1898
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1898 [1]

From 1898 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1898 [2]

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


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 443, 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
Bunkio Matsuki (C.L. Freer source) 1867-1940

Published References
  • Impressions: The Journal of the Japanese Art Society of America. no. 39 Lexington, MA, 2018. p. 143, fig. 15.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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