Hosomi Kokoan Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 
Yamanaka and Company, Ltd., Osaka, Japan to 1967 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka and Company, Ltd., Osaka, Japan in 1967 
 According to Louise Cort's 1985 note, the object was in Hosomi Kokoan's 1963 publication "Kobijitsu wo ikashita hanaike no bi", no. 114. (See curatorial note in database).
 See Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.
 See note 2.
- Previous Owner(s)
Hosomi Kokoan Gallery
Yamanaka and Co.
Off-white clay. Three small cylindrical feet on base. Underglaze iron painted decoration of trailing vines on shoulder, trellis on body, palmlike band on bail handle, ferns on lid. Feldspathic glaze, glossy thick and white; think coat of glaze on base; inside glazed. Circular scar in glaze around perimeter of base. Clay: coarse gray stoneware; fired reddish in spots. Glaze: grayish, semi-opaque, crackled, uneven. Decoration: in underglaze iron; trellis, (or shibori-dyed textile) floral motifs; ferns on cover.
- Published References
- Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 140.
- Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 33, p. 106.
- Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 101, p. 180.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum