Tea bowl, possibly Rakuzan ware

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 17th-mid 19th century
Medium
Stoneware with wood-ash glaze; gold lacquer repairs
Style
Possibly Rakuzan ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 6.6 × 16.9 cm (2 5/8 × 6 5/8 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1898.73
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, wood-ash glaze
Provenance

To 1898
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1898 [1]

From 1898 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & 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. 747, 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
  • Edwards Park. Treasures from the Smithsonian Institution., 1st ed. Washington and New York. p. 356.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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