Arita ware tea bowl with design of phoenix

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1670-1700
Stoneware with white slip and cobalt pigment under clear glaze
Arita ware, totai sometsuke type
H x W: 6.4 x 15.8 cm (2 1/2 x 6 1/4 in)
Japan, Saga prefecture, Arita, possibly Shimo Shirakawa kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Tea bowl

Arita ware, cobalt pigment, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, phoenix, stoneware, tea, white slip

To 1899
S. Eida, to 1899 [1]

From 1899 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from S. Eida in 1899 [2]

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


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 469, 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)

S. Eida (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919

Published References
  • Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 167.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum