Rufus E. Moore, New York to 1895 
From 1895 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Rufus E. Moore in 1895 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 285, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 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)
Rufus E. Moore (C.L. Freer source) 1840 - 1918
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Light gray clay. Underglaze cobalt painted decoration of scholar in bamboo grove gazing over water toward Mount Fuji as attendant prepares tea. Signature, "Ryokichi" [followed by illegible character], on back. Glassy white feldspathic glaze, coarsely crackled and flecked with brown iron spots, oxidizing orange where glaze is thin on base. Thirteen round spur marks on back.
Signature, "Ryokichi" [followed by illegible character], on back.
- Published References
- Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 124, p. 216.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum