Bizen ware tea ceremony water jar

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 18th century
Stoneware with slip glaze, spots of ash glaze
Bizen ware, Imbe type
H x W: 17.7 x 19.9 cm (6 15/16 x 7 13/16 in)
Japan, Okayama prefecture, Imbe
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Tea ceremony water jar (tomobuta mizusashi)

Bizen ware, Imbe type, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, stoneware, tea

To 1907
Unidentified owner, Japan, to 1907 [1]

From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased in Japan from an unidentified owner in spring 1907 [2]

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


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1572, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Also, the object's box contained labels that might offer additional information regarding past owners of this object (see Curatorial Remark 7, L.A. Cort, December 1982, 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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

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

Copyright with museum