Kenzan-style Black Raku tea bowl with design of standing cranes

Maker(s)
Artist: Imitation of Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743) Imitation of Ogata Kōrin 尾形光琳 (1658-1716) Kyoto workshop
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, late 19th century
Medium
Buff clay; black lead glaze, enamel over glaze
Style
Raku ware, unknown workshop
Dimensions
H x W x D: 9.5 x 10.9 x 10.9 cm (3 3/4 x 4 5/16 x 4 5/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Kyoto prefecture, Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1901.71
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea bowl (gohon chawan)

Keywords
crane, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), Raku ware, tea
Provenance

To 1901
Siegfried Bing (1838-1905), Paris to 1901 [1]

From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Siegfried Bing, Paris in 1901

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 950, 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)

Siegfried Bing (C.L. Freer source) 1838-1905
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Richard L. Wilson. The Potter's Brush: The Kenzan Style in Japanese Ceramics. Exh. cat. Washington. p. 135, fig. 56.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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