Sake bottle

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Historical period(s)
Edo period, 18th century
Medium
Stoneware with wood-ash and rice-straw-ash glazes
Style
Shigaraki ware
Dimensions
H x W: 24.4 x 16.2 cm (9 5/8 x 6 3/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Shiga prefecture, Shigaraki
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1906.15
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Sake bottle (tokkuri)

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, sake, Shigaraki ware, stoneware, wine
Provenance

To 1906
Spier Collection, to 1906 [1]

From 1906 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), puchased from the Spier Collection in 1906 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 11, 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
Julius Spier (C.L. Freer source) 1848 - 1923

Label

Throughout the medieval period the Shigaraki kilns produced only unglazed stonewares. Basic ash and iron glazes came into use in the 16th century. They were used not only on storage jars but also on sturdy tablewares and kitchen wares.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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