Kosa Honma (1842-1909), to 1904 
From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Kosa Honma in 1904 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 1310, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 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)
Honma Kosa (C.L. Freer source) 1842 - 1909
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
The shape and size of this object suggest a dish for an individual food portion, a mukozuke. The boat-shape contour, called funagata, was a popular item in the Kyoto ceramics repertory. The diagonal surface division is a device known as kakiwake, a device that the original Kenzan learned from Oribe ware and textile design. Here, Ken'ya has executed a plum painting in a Rimpa style, and it shows a comic distention typical of the nineteenth century.
- Published References
- Clare Pollard. Master Potter of Meiji Japan: Makuzu Kozan (1842-1916) and his Workshop. Oxford Oriental Monographs Oxford. p. 53, fig. 30.
- Richard L. Wilson. The Potter's Brush: The Kenzan Style in Japanese Ceramics. Exh. cat. Washington. cat. 61, p. 145.
- Warren E. Cox. The Book of Pottery and Porcelain. 2 vols., New York. p. 236, fig. 426.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
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