Historical period(s)
Edo period or Meiji era, mid 19th century
Stoneware with iron wash and polychrome glazes
Anto or Banko ware
H x Diam: 37.4 × 31 cm (14 3/4 × 12 3/16 in)
Japan, Mie prefecture, Tsu
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


Anto ware, Banko ware, cloud, dragon, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), stoneware, tea

Ikeda Seisuke, Kyoto, Japan [1]

From at least 1896 to 1906
Colonel Frank J. Hecker (1846-1927), to 1906 [2]

From 1906 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Colonel Frank J. Hecker in 1906 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]


[1] According to Louise Cort, Col. Hecker bought the jar no later that 1896. Before that the jar had belonged to Ikeda Seisuke, a dealer in Kyoto.

[2] Object file. See also note 1.

[3] See note 2.

[4] 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)

Ikeda Seisuke 1839-1900
Colonel Frank J. Hecker (C.L. Freer source) 1846-1927
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 22, vol. 2: p. 160.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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