Tamba ware bottle for candy pellets

Clay: dense, grayish. Dark brown on surface.
Glaze: deep cream [white slip] on shoulder; neutral olive-yellow touched with brown, on lower body.
Decoration: in red and blue enamel and gilding, over glaze. Cherry blossoms and petals scattered over shippo lattice.

Historical period(s)
Edo period, mid 19th century
Medium
Stoneware with white slip under wood-ash glaze, enamels over glaze
Style
Tamba ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 10.5 × 6.9 cm (4 1/8 × 2 11/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Hyogo prefecture, Tachikui
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1899.31
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bottle for candy pellets (furidashi)

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, stoneware, Tamba ware, white slip, wood-ash glaze
Provenance

To 1899
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1899 [1]

From 1899 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1899 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 284, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Provenance Remarks 1 and 2 in the object record.

[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

Description

Clay: dense, grayish. Dark brown on surface.
Glaze: deep cream [white slip] on shoulder; neutral olive-yellow touched with brown, on lower body.
Decoration: in red and blue enamel and gilding, over glaze. Cherry blossoms and petals scattered over shippo lattice.

Published References
  • Hyakka ryoran: kikakuten kinsei no yakimono: bakumatsu no shinyo [Pottery of the Latter Half of the Edo Period, The Flowering of New Kilns]. Exh. cat. Shigaraki, Japan, September 20 - November 27, 1994. p. 120, no. 3.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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