Cylindrical tea bowl in Red Shino style

Buff clay. Foot rim hand cut in irregular spiral. Around base, incised design of water wheel and grasses. Clear, glassy feldspathic glaze, translucent white where thick, over red iron oxide slip, appearing pale red under glaze; partially exposed on base. Two fingerprints in glaze near base. Base unglazed.

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1800-1868
Medium
Stoneware with iron slip under feldspathic glaze
Style
Seto ware, Revival Red Shino type
Dimensions
H x W x D: 9.3 x 9.9 x 9.9 cm (3 11/16 x 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Aichi prefecture, Seto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1911.393
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea bowl (tsutsujawan)

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Seto ware, stoneware, tea
Provenance

To 1911
Y. Fujita and Company, Kyoto, to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Y. Fujita and Company in 1911 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2180, 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)

Y. Fujita and Company (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Description

Buff clay. Foot rim hand cut in irregular spiral. Around base, incised design of water wheel and grasses. Clear, glassy feldspathic glaze, translucent white where thick, over red iron oxide slip, appearing pale red under glaze; partially exposed on base. Two fingerprints in glaze near base. Base unglazed.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 107, p. 46.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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