Jar

Tea-ceremony water jar (mizusashi).
Clay; hard, sonorous, grayish. Glossy brown on surface.
Glaze: copper-brown, shading to black; splash of tea-dust green; brilliant, iridescent. Interior of footrim glazed. Interior glazed; four round spur marks in bottom.
Decoration: vertical incised ribbing on shoulder.

Historical period(s)
Edo period, late 18th-mid 19th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron glaze
Style
Tamba ware
Dimensions
H x W: 12.2 x 16.7 cm (4 13/16 x 6 9/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Hyogo prefecture, Tachikui
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1901.148
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Mino ware, Seto ware, stoneware, tea, water
Provenance

To 1901
Yamanaka & Company, to 1901 [1]

From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1901 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1044, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.

[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)

Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Description

Tea-ceremony water jar (mizusashi).
Clay; hard, sonorous, grayish. Glossy brown on surface.
Glaze: copper-brown, shading to black; splash of tea-dust green; brilliant, iridescent. Interior of footrim glazed. Interior glazed; four round spur marks in bottom.
Decoration: vertical incised ribbing on shoulder.

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

Copyright with museum