Kenzan-style tea bowl with design of plum blossoms

Maker(s)
Artist: Imitation of Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, late 19th century
Medium
Red earthenware with white slip and iron pigment under transparent lead glaze
Dimensions
H x W: 8.1 x 10.6 cm (3 3/16 x 4 3/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Kyoto prefecture, Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1900.74
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea bowl

Keywords
earthenware, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), plum blossom, tea
Provenance

To 1900
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1900 [1]

From 1900 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1900 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 772, 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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Bunkio Matsuki (C.L. Freer source) 1867-1940

Published References
  • Richard L. Wilson. The Potter's Brush: The Kenzan Style in Japanese Ceramics. Exh. cat. Washington. p. 109, fig. 34.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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