Vase in Oribe style, probably Seto ware

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Buff clay. Wheel-thrown form distorted by vertical slashes made with a blade and by pinching from two opposite sides; base finished by hand. Feldspathic glaze, cream colored where thin, white where thick; splashes of copper-green ash glaze partially reduced to lavender and yellow-green; areas of crawling. Inside glazed; base glazed in concave center, unglazed around edge.

Historical period(s)
Edo period or Meiji era, 1800-1880
Medium
Stoneware with feldspathic glaze and copper-green glaze (partially misfired to red)
Style
Seto-related ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 18.2 x 11.1 x 11.1 cm (7 3/16 x 4 3/8 x 4 3/8 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1896.98
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Vase

Keywords
copper-green glaze, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), Oribe style ware, Seto ware, stoneware
Provenance

To 1896
Tozo Takayanagi, New York to 1896 [1]

From 1896 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Tozo Takayanagi in 1896 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 147, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] 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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Takayanagi Tozo (C.L. Freer source)

Description

Buff clay. Wheel-thrown form distorted by vertical slashes made with a blade and by pinching from two opposite sides; base finished by hand. Feldspathic glaze, cream colored where thin, white where thick; splashes of copper-green ash glaze partially reduced to lavender and yellow-green; areas of crawling. Inside glazed; base glazed in concave center, unglazed around edge.

Inscription(s)
Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 117, p. 206.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum