Jar

Small jar, silver rim, concave base.
Clay: coarse, hard, grayish, pitted, remnants of iron wash.
Glaze: iron glaze, copper-brown with black mottling, splashed in black (iron glaze) and (ash glaze), yellow-brown, thin ash glaze on interior.
Decoration: wavy combing around shoulder.

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1620-1630
Medium
Stoneware with iron wash and iron and ash glazes; metal rim (repair)
Style
Seto or Mino ware
Dimensions
H x W: 9.5 x 14.7 cm (3 3/4 x 5 13/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Aichi prefecture or Gifu prefecture, Seto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1905.39
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Mino ware, Seto ware, stoneware
Provenance

To 1905
Thomas E. Waggaman (1839-1906), Washington, DC, to 1905 [1]

From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased at the sale of the Waggaman Collection, American Art Association, New York, NY, January 25-February 3, 1905, no. 1767 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1352, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Also see Curatorial Remark 9, Louise Cort, June 17, 2008, 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)

Thomas E. Waggaman 1839 - 1906
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919
American Art Association (C.L. Freer source) established 1883

Description

Small jar, silver rim, concave base.
Clay: coarse, hard, grayish, pitted, remnants of iron wash.
Glaze: iron glaze, copper-brown with black mottling, splashed in black (iron glaze) and (ash glaze), yellow-brown, thin ash glaze on interior.
Decoration: wavy combing around shoulder.

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

Copyright with museum