Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1901 
From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1901 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 865, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 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
The impressed marks along the ornamental seam of this bowl imitate the strip of cherry bark that closes the seam on a bentwood vessel. Such utilitarian vessels were sometimes used as water containers in chanoyu. The bowl shown here was made at Asahi workshop, which has operated in the tea-growing center of Uji, south of Kyoto, since the early seventeenth century.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
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