Mino ware Yellow Seto style individual serving bowl with plum-blossom design

citation

Buff clay. Basket-weave pattern incised in three equidistant places around everted rim, alternating with sketchily incised lines splashed with iron and copper sulfate pigments; incised design of plum blossom and branches in botttom traced with copper and iron. Light yellow ash glaze, opaque and granular, covering base except for circualar scar from clay firing ring inside foot rim.

Historical period(s)
Momoyama period, 1580-1599
Medium
Stoneware with ash glaze and copper and iron pigments
Style
Mino ware, Yellow Seto type
Dimensions
H x W x D: 5.1 x 15.9 x 15.9 cm (2 x 6 1/4 x 6 1/4 in)
Geography
Japan, Gifu prefecture, Mino kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1905.219
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Individual serving bowl (mukozuke)

Keywords
Japan, Mino ware, Yellow Seto type, Momoyama period (1573 - 1615), plum blossom, stoneware
Provenance

To 1905
H. R. Yamamato, to 1905 [1]

From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from H. R. Yamamoto in 1905 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1421, 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
H. R. Yamamoto (C.L. Freer source)

Description

Buff clay. Basket-weave pattern incised in three equidistant places around everted rim, alternating with sketchily incised lines splashed with iron and copper sulfate pigments; incised design of plum blossom and branches in botttom traced with copper and iron. Light yellow ash glaze, opaque and granular, covering base except for circualar scar from clay firing ring inside foot rim.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 22, pp. 24, 92.
  • Louise Allison Cort. Japanese Tea Culture: Art, History, and Practice. London and New York. fig. 3.12.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum