Serving bowl in style of Genpin

Buff clay; three bloats in wall. White slip, irregularly stained. Underglaze iron painted decoration. Written in underglaze iron: character eki in bottom and “Chin Gempin” (followed by cipher) on outside below rim. Clear glaze. Five small spur marks in bottom. Slip and glaze inside foot.

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1800-1868
Medium
Stoneware with white slip and iron pigment under clear glaze
Style
Seto ware Genpin type
Dimensions
H x W x D: 5.8 x 16.7 x 16.7 cm (2 5/16 x 6 9/16 x 6 9/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Aichi prefecture, Seto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1900.85
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Serving bowl (hachi)

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), iron pigment, Japan, Seto ware, stoneware, white slip
Provenance

Ikeda Seisuke (1839-1900), Kyoto [1]

To 1900
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1900 [2]

From 1900 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1900 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See Original Pottery List, L. 799, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[3] See note 2.

[4] 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

Description

Buff clay; three bloats in wall. White slip, irregularly stained. Underglaze iron painted decoration. Written in underglaze iron: character eki in bottom and "Chin Gempin" (followed by cipher) on outside below rim. Clear glaze. Five small spur marks in bottom. Slip and glaze inside foot.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 72, p. 153.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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