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 1 in the object record.
 See Original Pottery List, L. 806, 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
The Arita kilns are best known for producing white-bodied porcelain decorated with cobalt in the Chinese style. This unusual tea bowl combines cobalt designs with a dark stoneware body. Applying white clay solution over the dark body produced a muted “antique” appearance further emphasized by the crackle in the glaze. This type of ware appears to have been produced at Arita kilns during a brief period and for an audience of tea ceramic connoisseurs.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
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