Y. Fujita and Company, Kyoto, to 1911 
From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Y. Fujita and Company in 1911 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 2176, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 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)
Y. Fujita and Company (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Touches of cobalt on the painted plum branch adorning this pottery bowl allude playfully to cobalt decoration found on white porcelain vessels. The earliest Raku tea bowls were monochrome black, but later potters introduced decoration by scraping away portions of the glaze and coating those areas with white slip as a ground for painted motifs.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
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