Bottle with two lugs

Light gray clay. Concentrically trimmed base. Two lugs on shoulder. Iron glaze, appearing blackish brown where thick, rust brown where thin, splashed with amber-colored ash glaze on neck and handles. Inside unglazed.

Historical period(s)
Muromachi period, 1460-1490
Medium
Stoneware with iron glaze; silver stopper
Style
Seto ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 15.9 × 14.9 cm (6 1/4 × 5 7/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Aichi prefecture, Seto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1902.257a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bottle

Keywords
Japan, Muromachi period (1333 - 1573), Seto ware, stoneware
Provenance

To 1902
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1902 [1]

From 1902 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Yamanaka & Company in 1902 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, S.I. 561 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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source) 1917 - 1965

Description

Light gray clay. Concentrically trimmed base. Two lugs on shoulder. Iron glaze, appearing blackish brown where thick, rust brown where thin, splashed with amber-colored ash glaze on neck and handles. Inside unglazed.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 21, p. 88.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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