Figure of Suigetsu Kannon

Clay: hard, dense, grayish. Darkened on surface.
Glaze: figure – celadon, crackled; face, hands, and foot – thin brown (iron wash).

Maker(s)
Artist: False seal of Aoki Mokubei 青木木米 (1767 - 1863)
Historical period(s)
Edo period or Meiji era, 19th century
Medium
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Dimensions
H x W: 15.8 x 10.5 cm (6 1/4 x 4 1/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1900.13
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Sculpture
Type

Figure: Suigetsu Kannon

Keywords
bodhisattva, Buddhism, Edo period (1615 - 1868), green glaze, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), stoneware
Provenance

To 1899
Carl Edelheim (1844-1899), Philadelphia, to 1899 [1]

From 1900 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased at the sale of the Carl Edelheim Collection, American Art Association, New York, NY, March 1900 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 208, 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)

Carl Edelheim 1844 - 1899
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919

Description

Clay: hard, dense, grayish. Darkened on surface.
Glaze: figure - celadon, crackled; face, hands, and foot - thin brown (iron wash).

Marking(s)

Seal: "Mokubei," impressed on garment of figure behind left knee.

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

Copyright with museum