Individual serving bowl in style of Yellow Seto ware

Individual serving bowl.
Clay: hard, ringing, grayish.
Glaze: yellow over cream; thin overflows of brownish-olive. Underfired iron-ash glaze. On base, scar of clay ring used for stacking.

Historical period(s)
Muromachi, Momoyama or Edo period, 1570-1580 or 1780-1830
Medium
Stoneware with underfired ash glaze
Style
Mino or Seto ware
Dimensions
H x W: 5.9 x 16 cm (2 5/16 x 6 5/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Gifu prefecture or Aichi prefecture
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1902.66
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Individual serving bowl (mukozuke)

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Mino ware, Momoyama period (1573 - 1615), Muromachi period (1333 - 1573), Seto ware, stoneware, tea
Provenance

To 1902
Samuel Colman (1832-1920), New York, NY, and Newport, RI, to 1902 [1]

From 1902 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased at the sale of the Samuel Colman Collection, American Art Association, New York, March 19-22, 1902 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1132, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Samuel Colman was collecting Asian objects by at least 1880 (see Curatorial Remark 12, Louise Cort, April 20, 2007, in the object record).

[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)

Samuel Colman 1832 - 1920
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
American Art Association (C.L. Freer source) established 1883

Description

Individual serving bowl.
Clay: hard, ringing, grayish.
Glaze: yellow over cream; thin overflows of brownish-olive. Underfired iron-ash glaze. On base, scar of clay ring used for stacking.

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

Copyright with museum