Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1899 
From 1899 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1899 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 418, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 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
This cylindrical tea bowl with a complex and carefully calculated pattern of glazes illustrates the difficulty of identifying the wares of southern Japanese kilns operating in the seventeenth century, when styles quickly moved from one kiln to another. This manner of applying multiple glazes in patchwork fashion is associated with the Shirahatayama kiln (operated circa 1630-1665) making Takatori ware, but it is also found on tea bowls made at kilns in Satsuma province.
- Published References
- Patrick Frank. Prebles' Artforms: An Introduction to the Visual Arts., 8th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ. fig. 282.
- Zaigai Nihon no Shiho (Japanese Art : Selections from Western Collections). 10 vols., Tokyo, 1979 - 1980. pl. 39.
- Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 56.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
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