Tea bowl, unknown Raku ware workshop

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Historical period(s)
Edo period, First half 19th century
Medium
Raku-type pottery with Red Raku glaze
Style
Raku ware, unknown workshop
Dimensions
H x W: 8.6 x 11.4 cm (3 3/8 x 4 1/2 in)
Geography
Japan, Kyoto prefecture, Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1911.392
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea bowl (hanzutsu chawan)

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

1911
Y. Fujita and Company, Kyoto 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Y. Fujita and Company, Kyoto in 1911 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2179, 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
Y. Fujita and Company (C.L. Freer source)

Label

Because red is an auspicious color in East Asia, Red Raku ware was favored for use in serving tea on festive occasions. The deep shape of this bowl, as well as its color, would convey a feeling of warmth, so it was suited to cold-weather use.

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

Copyright with museum