Long-necked sake bottle

Light gray clay, concealed by iron wash.
Iron glaze, blue-black with iridescent sheen, feathering to dark brown at lower edge, translucent at rim (where slip not applied); several small rust brown spots on shoulder. Base coated with iron wash.

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1750-1850
Medium
Stoneware with iron glazes
Style
Mino ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 30.5 x 16.4 x 16.4 cm (12 x 6 7/16 x 6 7/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Gifu prefecture, Toki city, Kujiri
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1909.137
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Sake bottle (tokkuri)

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

To 1909
Hara Tomitaro (1868-1939), Yokohama, Japan, to 1909 [1]

From 1909 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Hara Tomitaro in 1909 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2051, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Hara Tomitaro is better known by his artistic name, Hara Sankei.

[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
Hara Tomitaro (C.L. Freer source) 1868 - 1939

Description

Light gray clay, concealed by iron wash.
Iron glaze, blue-black with iridescent sheen, feathering to dark brown at lower edge, translucent at rim (where slip not applied); several small rust brown spots on shoulder. Base coated with iron wash.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 93, pp. 43, 181.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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