Cup, used for lip rouge

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Light gray clay. Uneven horizontal stripe of underglaze blue-gray cobalt. Clear glaze, greenish where thick. Inside stained pink by lip rouge (kuchibeni). Inside of foot glazed. Chip in rim under glaze; gold lacquer repairs to chips in rim.

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1800-1868
Medium
Stoneware with cobalt under transparent glaze; gold lacquer repair
Style
Seto ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 5.7 x 7.1 cm (2 1/4 x 2 13/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Aichi prefecture, Seto, Seto village, Yuemon kiln
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1899.41
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Cup

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, lacquer repair, Seto ware, stoneware
Provenance

To 1899
Japanese Trading Company, New York to 1899 [1]

From 1899 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Japanese Trading Company in 1899 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 249, 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)

Japanese Trading Company (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Description

Light gray clay. Uneven horizontal stripe of underglaze blue-gray cobalt. Clear glaze, greenish where thick. Inside stained pink by lip rouge (kuchibeni). Inside of foot glazed. Chip in rim under glaze; gold lacquer repairs to chips in rim.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 105, p. 193.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum