Sake bottle with pouring spout

Light gray clay. Ash glaze, tinted blue-gray with cobalt; on shoulder, second layer of dark blue cobalt-tinted rice-straw ash glaze streaked with white; clear bluish glaze inside foot rim. Four spur marks (from clay wads) on trimmed foot rim.

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1780-1868
Medium
Stoneware with cobalt-blue-tinted ash glaze and rice-straw ash glaze
Style
Seto ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 26 × 11.4 cm (10 1/4 × 4 1/2 in)
Geography
Japan, Aichi prefecture, Seto, Akazu village
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1900.107
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Sake bottle (tokkuri)

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, rice-straw-ash glaze, sake, Seto ware, wine
Provenance

To 1900
Rufus E. Moore (1840 - 1918), New York, NY, to 1900 [1]

From 1900 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Rufus E. Moore in 1900 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 843, 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)

Rufus E. Moore (C.L. Freer source) 1840-1918
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Description

Light gray clay. Ash glaze, tinted blue-gray with cobalt; on shoulder, second layer of dark blue cobalt-tinted rice-straw ash glaze streaked with white; clear bluish glaze inside foot rim. Four spur marks (from clay wads) on trimmed foot rim.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 101, p. 45.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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