Tea bowl in style of Kaga Koetsu, unknown Raku ware workshop

Artist: Style of Hon'ami Kōetsu 本阿弥光悦 , by an unknown amateur potter (1558-1637)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 19th century
Earthenware with red slip under colorless glaze; red lacquer repairs
Raku ware, unknown workshop
H x Diam: 9.3 × 13.7 cm (3 11/16 × 5 3/8 in)
Japan, Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Tea bowl

Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, lacquer repair, Raku ware, tea
Provenance research underway.

The tea bowl in Red Raku format named Kaga Koetsu is perhaps the most frequently copied tea bowl made by Hon'ami Koetsu (1558-1637). This bowl resembles Kaga Koetsu in form and sculpting but lacks the characteristic white areas at the rim and base. The workmanship suggest that the bowl was made by an amateur potter (probably also a practitioner of the tea ceremony) rather than a professional artist.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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