Soma Koma ware tea bowl with design of three horses

Artist: Tashiro Genya X or XI (1811 - 1889)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, ca. 1871-1892
Stoneware with iron pigment under clear glaze
Soma Koma ware
H x W x D: 6.3 x 10.9 x 10.9 cm (2 1/2 x 4 5/16 x 4 5/16 in)
Japan, Fukushima prefecture
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Tea bowl

horse, iron pigment, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), Soma-Koma ware, stoneware, tea

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. 336, 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
  • Nagasaka Kaneo. Toki Koza. multi-vol., Tokyo, 1938 - 1939. .
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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