Tea bowl with design of Daruma and inscription

Tea bowl with figure of Daruma and inscription.
Clay: hard, buff
Glaze: clear with areas of milkiness, crackled
Decoration: iron and cobalt under glaze
Signature: inscribed to right of painting, in cobalt.

Maker(s)
Artist: False signature of Okuda Eisen (1753-1811)
Historical period(s)
Edo period or Meiji era, 19th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron and cobalt decoration under clear glaze
Style
Kyoto ware
Dimensions
H x W: 9.7 x 10.5 cm (3 13/16 x 4 1/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Kyoto prefecture, Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1901.163
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea bowl

Keywords
Buddhism, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Kyoto ware, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), stoneware, tea
Provenance

To 1901
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1901 [1]

From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in Boston in 1901 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1067, 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

Description

Tea bowl with figure of Daruma and inscription.
Clay: hard, buff
Glaze: clear with areas of milkiness, crackled
Decoration: iron and cobalt under glaze
Signature: inscribed to right of painting, in cobalt.

Published References
  • Kathleen Emerson-Dell. Bridging East and West: Japanese Ceramics from the Kozan Studio, Selections from the Perry Foundation. Exh. cat. Baltimore, December 3, 1994 - April 9, 1995. cat. 60.
  • Beatrice Hohenegger. Liquid Jade: The Story of Tea from East to West., 1st ed. New York. p. 38.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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