Tenmoku-shape tea bowl

Maker(s)
Artist: Style of Yabu Meizan (1853 - 1934)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, 1880-1884
Medium
Ceramic with overglaze enamel decoration
Dimensions
H x W x D: 7.3 x 12.3 x 12.3 cm (2 7/8 x 4 13/16 x 4 13/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Kyoto or Yokohama
Credit Line
Gift of Colonel and Mrs. Harold Beverly Chase, Jr.
Accession Number
F1997.5a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea bowl (tenmoku chawan)

Keywords
Japan, landscape, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), tea, wisteria, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From 1884 to 1885
Major General Julius Stahel, acquired in 1884 [1]

From 1885
Mrs. Simon Wolf, Washington, DC, given by Major General Julius Stahel in 1885 [2]

From about 1970 to 1983
Col. Harold Chase, Jr., Arlington, VA, by descent, from about 1970 [3]

From 1983
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Col. Harold and Mrs. Beverly Chase, Jr. in 1983

Notes:

[1] According to a July 23, 1984 letter from Col. Chase (see letter in the object file), Major General Julius Stahel was appointed U.S. consul at Yokohama, Japan, and consul-general at Shanghai, China, in 1884 and served one year in those posts (see Curatorial Note 7 in the object record).

[2] According to a July 23, 1984 letter from Col. Chase (see Curatorial Note 7 in the object record).

[3] Mrs. Simon Wolf was step great-grandmother to Col. Harold Chase, Jr. (see Curatorial Note 7 in the object record).

Previous Owner(s)

Colonel and Mrs Harold Beverly Chase, Jr.

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