Tea bowl in style of Chinese Jizhou ware

Artist: Inoue Ennen 井上延年 (1842-1914)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, ca. 1889-1899
Stoneware with iron and ash glazes; silver rim
Kyoto ware
H x W x D: 7.1 x 18.8 x 18.8 cm (2 13/16 x 7 3/8 x 7 3/8 in)
Japan, Kyoto prefecture, Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Tea bowl

brown and black glaze, flower, Japan, Kyoto ware, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), stoneware, tea

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]


[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 422, 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

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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