Mino ware tea bowl

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Buff clay. Foot trimmed in Jian-ware style. Ash glaze applied over iron slip, appearing golden brown edged with blackish brown; both glaze and slip ending evenly, well above foot; pool of blackish brown in bottom.

Historical period(s)
Muromachi period, 1500-1550
Medium
Stoneware with iron slip under ash glaze; gold lacquer repairs
Style
Mino ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 5.7 x 15.9 x 15.9 cm (2 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 6 1/4 in)
Geography
Japan, Gifu prefecture
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1898.465
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea bowl

Keywords
Japan, lacquer repair, Mino ware, Momoyama period (1573 - 1615), Muromachi period (1333 - 1573), stoneware, tea
Provenance

To 1898
Yamanaka & Company, to 1898 [1]

From 1898 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1898 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 591, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.

[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
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)

Description

Buff clay. Foot trimmed in Jian-ware style. Ash glaze applied over iron slip, appearing golden brown edged with blackish brown; both glaze and slip ending evenly, well above foot; pool of blackish brown in bottom.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. p. 19, no. 12.
  • Report from America (East Coast). New Series, vol. 31, no. 2, Summer 1985. p. 201.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
The Story of the Beautiful
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum