Karatsu ware bowl (formerly with lid)

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1700-1760
Medium
Stoneware with white slip under clear glaze
Style
Karatsu ware, Takeo Karatsu type
Dimensions
H x W x D: 9.8 x 12.8 x 12.8 cm (3 7/8 x 5 1/16 x 5 1/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Saga prefecture, Takeo or Ureshino
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1900.8
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Karatsu ware, Takeo Karatsu type, stoneware
Provenance

To 1900
Yamanaka & Company, to 1900 [1]

From 1900 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1900 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 669, 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)

Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Soetsu Yanagi. Oshie kaisetsu., no. 5. Tokyo, May, 1931. p. 25, Fig. 7.
  • Ken'ichiro Ono. Toki Daijiten (Encyclopedia of Pottery). 6 vols., Tokyo. p. 610.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum