Fragment of base of tenmoku bowl

Fragment of base of temmoku-type bowl, footring carved as inverted cone.
Glaze: iron-ash glaze, dark brown where pooled in interior, amber where thin; has run over foot.

Historical period(s)
Momoyama period, late 16th century
Medium
Stoneware with ash-iron glaze
Style
Mino ware, tenmoku type
Dimensions
W: 6.7 cm (2 5/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Gifu prefecture, Kani city, ogama kiln, possibly Ogaya district
Collection
Freer Study Collection
Accession Number
FSC-P-504
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl (tenmoku) (fragment)

Keywords
glazed, Japan, Mino ware, Momoyama period (1573 - 1615)
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Fragment of base of temmoku-type bowl, footring carved as inverted cone.
Glaze: iron-ash glaze, dark brown where pooled in interior, amber where thin; has run over foot.

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

Usage Conditions Apply

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian's Terms of Use page.

The information presented on this website may be revised and updated at any time as ongoing research progresses or as otherwise warranted. Pending any such revisions and updates, information on this site may be incomplete or inaccurate or may contain typographical errors. Neither the Smithsonian nor its regents, officers, employees, or agents make any representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the information on the site. Use this site and the information provided on it subject to your own judgment. The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery welcome information that would augment or clarify the ownership history of objects in their collections.