Tea bowl with design of cherry blossoms

Maker(s)
Artist: Style of Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, Early to mid-19th century
School
Edo Kenzan School
Medium
Buff clay with white slip, iron pigment, and enamels under transparent lead glaze
Dimensions
H x W: 8.3 x 11.3 cm (3 1/4 x 4 7/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Tokyo
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1906.284
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea bowl

Keywords
cherry blossom, cherry tree, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, tea
Provenance

To 1906
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1906 [1]

From 1906 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1906 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1487, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Bunkio Matsuki (C.L. Freer source) 1867-1940

Published References
  • Richard L. Wilson. The Potter's Brush: The Kenzan Style in Japanese Ceramics. Exh. cat. Washington. cat. 23, p. 92.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum