Karatsu ware bowl

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1640-1670
Medium
Stoneware with ash glaze
Style
Karatsu ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 7.3 × 12.5 cm (2 7/8 × 4 15/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Saga prefecture, Imari, Shiinomine kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1905.26
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Karatsu ware, stoneware, tea
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. 1343, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Also, Curatorial Remark 16, 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

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