Tea bowl

Accompanied by two wooden boxes, inscribed Ko-Oribe / Mutetsushi on the inner box, and also inscribed Oribe Kutsu / Mutetsushi shoji on the outer box.

Historical period(s)
Momoyama period, 1607-1615
Medium
Stoneware with black glaze and iron pigment under feldspathic glaze
Style
Mino ware, Black Oribe type
Dimensions
H x W x D: 8.3 × 14.1 × 12.1 cm (3 1/4 × 5 9/16 × 4 3/4 in)
Geography
Japan, Gifu prefecture, Toki city, Kujiri village, Motoyashiki kiln
Credit Line
Purchase — Harold P. Stern Memorial Fund, Charles Lang Freer Endowment, and funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F2014.5a-p
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea bowl (kutsujawan)

Keywords
Japan, Mino ware, Momoyama period (1573 - 1615), Oribe ware, stoneware, tea, tea ceremony
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

Accompanied by two wooden boxes, inscribed Ko-Oribe / Mutetsushi on the inner box, and also inscribed Oribe Kutsu / Mutetsushi shoji on the outer box.

Published References
  • Momoyama togei to Rosanjin ten. p. 37, no. 7.
  • Louise Allison Cort. Early Modern Merchants as Collectors. Abingdon, Oxon England, 12/19/2016. p. 59, fig. 3.6.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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