Tea bowl in Yellow Seto style

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Buff clay. Two fingertip indentations in wall.
Yellow-toned ash glaze, brushed inside and out with copper and iron pigments. Base unglazed.

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1800-1868
Medium
Stoneware with yellow ash glaze brushed with copper-green and iron-brown pigments
Style
Seto ware, Revival Yellow Seto style
Dimensions
H x W x D: 6.9 x 11 x 11 cm (2 11/16 x 4 5/16 x 4 5/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Aichi prefecture, Seto, Akatsu village
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1899.82
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea bowl

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

To 1899
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1899 [1]

From 1899 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1899 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 417, 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
Bunkio Matsuki (C.L. Freer source) 1867-1940

Description

Buff clay. Two fingertip indentations in wall.
Yellow-toned ash glaze, brushed inside and out with copper and iron pigments. Base unglazed.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 112, p. 201.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum