Cylindrical jar

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Coarse, buff clay, darkened on surface by use. String-cut base.
Copper-tinted ash glaze, appearing opaque dark green, on inside and outside; splashed on shoulder in two places with rice-straw ash (unofu) glaze, which renders copper-green glaze translucent pale green and bears opalescent blue streaks in centers of splashes, where glaze is thickest. Scars of glaze drips around edge of unglazed base.

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1700-1868
Medium
Stoneware with copper-tinted ash glaze and rice-straw ash (unofu) glaze
Style
Seto ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 16.7 x 15.4 x 15.4 cm (6 9/16 x 6 1/16 x 6 1/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Aichi prefecture, Seto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1905.59
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Seto ware
Provenance

To 1905
Thomas E. Waggaman (1839-1906), Washington, D.C., to 1905 [1]

From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased at the sale of the Waggaman Collection, American Art Association, New York, NY, January 25-February 3, 1905, no. 1720 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1732, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Also see Curatorial Remark 10, Louise Cort, June 17, 2008, in the object record.

[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
American Art Association (C.L. Freer source) established 1883
Thomas E. Waggaman 1839 - 1906

Description

Coarse, buff clay, darkened on surface by use. String-cut base.
Copper-tinted ash glaze, appearing opaque dark green, on inside and outside; splashed on shoulder in two places with rice-straw ash (unofu) glaze, which renders copper-green glaze translucent pale green and bears opalescent blue streaks in centers of splashes, where glaze is thickest. Scars of glaze drips around edge of unglazed base.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 95, p. 44.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum