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Vase

Label Text

Described by Freer as "rare, but not beautiful," this Satsuma-ware vase was purchased from the Boston-based Japanese dealer Matsuki Bunkyo. Its distinctive "frog skin" glaze, created by applying successive layers of dark and light glazes, was developed at the Genryuin (or Nishi Mochida) kiln, which operated between 1667 and 1746. In the Peacock Room in Detroit, it was displayed alongside a number of other vessels with dark, complex glazes and mottled surfaces.

Object Name

Vase

Ware

Satsuma ware, Ryumonji kilns

Dated

17th-18th century

Period

Edo period

Medium

Stoneware with iron and ash glazes

Dimensions

HxW: 25.4 x 11.3 cm

Locale

Ryumonji kilns

City

Kajiki

Country

Japan

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

14

Wall

North

Title

Vase

Object Number

F1902.216

Freer Source

Matsuki Bunkyo

Freer Source City

Boston

Freer Source State

Massachusetts

Freer Source Country

United States

Image

http://141.217.97.109/plugins/Dropbox/files/peacock-jpg/JPEG/F1902.216.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Vase," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1902.216, Item #3088, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3088 (accessed November 22, 2017).