Historical period(s)
Edo period or Meiji era, mid 19th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron wash and polychrome glazes
Style
Anto or Banko ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 37.4 × 31 cm (14 3/4 × 12 3/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Mie prefecture, Tsu
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1906.16a-d
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

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

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]

Notes:

[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
Google Cultural Institute
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