Flask

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Light gray clay, flushing orange where glaze was wiped away around edge of base. Single line incised at base of neck; with comb, four lines incised below neck, two lines at shoulder, and four lines below shoulder. Pale green ash glaze of somewhat irregular thickness, with several beads of bright green around edge of base and one on base. Neck ground down and covered by metal rim with artificial green patina.

Historical period(s)
Muromachi period, 1336-1392
Medium
Stoneware with green ash glaze
Style
Seto ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 23.4 x 16.8 x 16.8 cm (9 3/16 x 6 5/8 x 6 5/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Aichi prefecture
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1914.13
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Flask (heishi)

Keywords
Japan, Muromachi period (1333 - 1573), Seto ware, stoneware
Provenance

Hayashi Tadamasa (1853-1906), Paris [1]

To 1914
William Baumgarten and Company, New York to 1914 [2]

From 1914 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from William Baumgarten and Company, New York, in 1914 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]

Notes:

[1] See Charles Lang Freer, Note on List, Object file.

[2] See Original Pottery List, L. 2382, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[3] See note 2.

[4] 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
Hayashi Tadamasa French (born Japan), 1853 - 1906
William Baumgarten and Company (C.L. Freer source)

Description

Light gray clay, flushing orange where glaze was wiped away around edge of base. Single line incised at base of neck; with comb, four lines incised below neck, two lines at shoulder, and four lines below shoulder. Pale green ash glaze of somewhat irregular thickness, with several beads of bright green around edge of base and one on base. Neck ground down and covered by metal rim with artificial green patina.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 5, p. 18.
  • Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 135.
  • Calendar of exhibitions. vol. 16, no. 7., July 1985. p. 59.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum