Karatsu ware individual food-serving cup, E-Karatsu type

Historical period(s)
Momoyama period, 1596-1615
Medium
Stoneware with iron decoration under wood-ash glaze; gold lacquer repairs
Style
Karatsu ware, E-Karatsu type
Dimensions
H x Diam: 9.9 × 7.7 cm (3 7/8 × 3 1/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Saga prefecture, Taku, Taku kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1898.84
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Individual serving bowl (mukozuke)

Keywords
Japan, Karatsu ware, E-karatsu type, lacquer repair, Momoyama period (1573 - 1615), stoneware, wood-ash glaze
Provenance

To 1898
Rufus E. Moore (1840 - 1918), New York to 1898 [1]

From 1898 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Rufus E. Moore in 1898 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 397, 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)

Rufus E. Moore (C.L. Freer source) 1840-1918
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Anne Nishimura Morse, Samuel C. Morse. Bridge of Fire: Two Potters, East & West. Exh. cat. Springfield, Massachusetts, 1992-1994. .
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pls. 152-153.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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