Food dish with chrysanthemum design, inscribed “longevity”

Maker(s)
Artist: Style of Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743) Kyoto workshop, Kenzan style
Historical period(s)
Edo period, early to mid-19th century
Medium
Buff clay with white slip and iron pigment under transparent glaze, enamels over glaze
Dimensions
H x W: 6.7 x 14.4 cm (2 5/8 x 5 11/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Kyoto prefecture, Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1905.22
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Serving bowl (hachi)

Keywords
chrysanthemum, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan
Provenance

To 1905
K. Suzuki, New York, to 1905 [1]

From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from K. Suzuki in 1905 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1339, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Also, Curatorial Remark 10, Louise Cort, June 17, 2008, in the object record, states: "The dealer who sold Freer this bowl, K. Suzuki, was in New York when he wrote a letter to Edward Sylvester Morse dated 17 February 1905. This was the only time Freer purchased works from him."

[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)

K. Suzuki (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Richard L. Wilson. The Potter's Brush: The Kenzan Style in Japanese Ceramics. Exh. cat. Washington. cat. 32, p. 107.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum