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

Maker(s)
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
Medium
Earthenware with red slip under colorless glaze; red lacquer repairs
Style
Raku ware, unknown workshop
Dimensions
H x Diam: 9.3 × 13.7 cm (3 11/16 × 5 3/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1899.35
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea bowl

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, lacquer repair, Raku ware, tea
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Label

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
Google Cultural Institute
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