Tea ceremony water jar in style of Raku Ichinyu, unknown Raku-ware workshop

Historical period(s)
Edo period or Meiji era, 19th century
Medium
Earthenware with amber glaze
Style
Raku ware, unknown workshop
Dimensions
H x W: 14.8 x 16.1 cm (5 13/16 x 6 5/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1900.105a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea ceremony water jar (mizusashi)

Keywords
earthenware, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), Raku ware, tea, water
Provenance

To 1900
Yamanaka & Company, 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. 837, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.

[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

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum