Ikeda Seisuke (1839-1900), Kyoto 
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1900 
From 1900 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1900 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 According to Curatorial Remark 4, C.L. Freer, 1914, in the object record: "From an excellent collection (Ikeda)." See also, Curatorial Remark 1 and Curatorial Remark 7, L.A. Cort, 1987, in the object record."
 See Original Pottery List, L. 767, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 2.
 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)
Ikeda Seisuke 1839-1900
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Bunkio Matsuki (C.L. Freer source) 1867-1940
Carse, buff clay. Underglaze iron painted decoration of kuzu vine and stripes. Clear glaze, coarsely and irregularly crackled, over white slip; splashes of copper-green. Base unglazed. Signature, "Kenzan," in iron pigment on biscuit on reverse of lid.
- Published References
- Richard L. Wilson. The Potter's Brush: The Kenzan Style in Japanese Ceramics. Exh. cat. Washington. p. 120, fig. 44.
- Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 122, p. 212.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
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