Sato, Nagasaki, to 1911 
From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Sato in 1911 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 2150, 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
Sato (C.L. Freer source)
Dense, dark brown (Sobokai) clay. String-cut base. Stamped motifs of flying cranes of two types, "auspicious clouds" and "Genji incense," inlaid with white slip brushed horizontally over body and partially removed. Clear glaze with soft sheen, applied by dipping, appearing gray over dark body, opaque white where thick in droplets. Inside unglazed. Silver lid with openwork cloud pattern.
- Published References
- Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 78, p. 159.
- Louise Allison Cort. Korean Influences in Japanese Ceramics. vol. 15, no. 5 Hong Kong, May 1984. p. 26.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum