Square sake bottle with designs of paintings and poems

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 17th - mid 18th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron decoration under clear glaze
Style
Kyoto ware
Dimensions
H x W: 16.2 x 8.3 cm (6 3/8 x 3 1/4 in)
Geography
Japan, Kyoto prefecture, Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1901.95
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Sake bottle (tokkuri)

Keywords
bird, boat, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Kiyomizu ware, Kyoto ware, sake, stoneware, wine
Provenance

To 1901
Rufus E. Moore (1840 - 1918), New York, NY, to 1901 [1]

From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Rufus E. Moore in 1901 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 964, 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)

Rufus E. Moore (C.L. Freer source) 1840-1918
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Calendar of Exhibitions, the United States of America and Canada. vol. 16, no. 3 Hong Kong, March 1985. p. 58.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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