- Provenance information is currently unavailable
- Previous Owner(s)
K. Sano (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Buff clay concealed by iron wash. Foot trimmed in squared Jian-ware style. Dark brown iron glaze splashed with ash glaze, producing medium and golden brown spots; glaze ends evenly, well above foot. Foot unglazed. Gold lacquer and relief-sprinkled design (takamakie) lacquer repairs.
For Japanese tea drinkers who could not afford Chinese tea bowls, reasonable substitutes were available from the Seto and Mino kilns. The dark, spotted glaze on this bowl was inspired by Chinese Jizhou ware. Various Japanese owners repaired a bad break in the bowl with plain gold lacquer and replaced a chip in the rim with lacquer bearing a gold cherry-blossom pattern.
- Published References
- Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 137.
- Stephen Weintraub, Kanya Tsujimoto, Sadae Y. Walters. Urushi and Conservation: The Use of Japanese Lacquer in the Restoration of Japanese Art. vol. 11 Washington and Ann Arbor. fig. 28-29.
- Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. pp. 19, 74-75, no. 8.
- Ann Yonemura. Japanese Lacquer. Washington, 1979. cat. 55, p. 90.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
- Web Resources
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- Rights Statement
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