Sake bottle with impressed “armor” texture

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Light gray clay. Traces of string-cut pattern in center of trimmed foot. Bands of three different patterns applied to body with roulettes. Molasses brown iron glaze on neck and shoulder; thin clear glaze on body and base.

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1750-1799
Medium
Stoneware with iron and ash glazes; wooden plug
Style
Mino ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 24.7 x 14.6 x 14.6 cm (9 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in)
Geography
Japan, Gifu prefecture, Tajimi
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1906.20a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Sake bottle (tokkuri)

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), gourd, Japan, Mino ware, sake, 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. 105, 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

Description

Light gray clay. Traces of string-cut pattern in center of trimmed foot. Bands of three different patterns applied to body with roulettes. Molasses brown iron glaze on neck and shoulder; thin clear glaze on body and base.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 91, p. 179.
  • Warren E. Cox. The Book of Pottery and Porcelain. 2 vols., New York. p. 242, pl. 75.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum