Temple vase, Seto ware in Shino style

Light gray clay. Thick, creamy white feldspathic glaze, dipped and ladled in multiple layers, crackled. Glaze partially wiped off base; on base, scars from gravel used for stacking.

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1800-1868
Medium
Stoneware with Shino-type glaze
Style
Seto ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 41.9 x 40.9 x 40.9 cm (16 1/2 x 16 1/8 x 16 1/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Aichi prefecture, Seto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1900.1
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Vase

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, lion, Seto ware, stoneware
Provenance

To 1900
Yamanaka & Company, New York, NY, to 1900 [1]

From 1900 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1900 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 3, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[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)

Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919

Description

Light gray clay. Thick, creamy white feldspathic glaze, dipped and ladled in multiple layers, crackled. Glaze partially wiped off base; on base, scars from gravel used for stacking.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 111, p. 200.
  • Warren E. Cox. The Book of Pottery and Porcelain. 2 vols., New York. p. 240, pl. 73.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum