Seto ware bottle

citation

Light gray clay, stained under glaze in some areas. Single line incised at base of neck; two double lines incised with comb below neck and around shoulder; triple lines incised around body below shoulder. Yellowish brown ash glaze of irregular thickness, accumulating in beads at edge of base, running off evenly and built up with plaster.

Historical period(s)
Muromachi period, 1336-1392
Medium
Stoneware with ash glaze; plaster repair to rim
Style
Seto ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 24.2 x 16.3 cm (9 1/2 x 6 7/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Aichi prefecture, Seto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1900.64
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Flask (heishi)

Keywords
Japan, Muromachi period (1333 - 1573), Seto ware, stoneware
Provenance

Ikeda Seisuke (1839-1900), Kyoto [1]

To 1900
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1900 [2]

From 1900 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1900 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See Original Pottery List, L. 760, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[3] See note 2.

[4] 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)

Ikeda Seisuke 1839 - 1900
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Bunkio Matsuki (C.L. Freer source) 1867-1940

Description

Light gray clay, stained under glaze in some areas. Single line incised at base of neck; two double lines incised with comb below neck and around shoulder; triple lines incised around body below shoulder. Yellowish brown ash glaze of irregular thickness, accumulating in beads at edge of base, running off evenly and built up with plaster.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. p. 18, no. 4.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
The Story of the Beautiful
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum