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Tea bowl

Label Text

Freer purchased this Japanese tea bowl from the New York branch of Yamanaka and Company, whose Fifth Avenue shop was an important source of Japanese and Chinese art for many American collectors at the turn of the century. This piece was one of more than twenty-five tea bowls that Freer acquired from Yamanaka in 1897. He displayed several of them in the Peacock Room in Detroit, where he organized them alongside Whistler's painting La Princesse du pays de la porcelaine.

Object Name

Tea bowl

Ware

Possibly Hagi ware

Dated

18th-19th century

Period

Edo period

Medium

Stoneware with ash glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 10.4 x 11.6 cm

Country

Japan

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

15

Wall

North

Title

Tea bowl

Object Number

F1897.68

Freer Source

Yamanaka and Co.

Freer Source City

New York

Freer Source State

New York

Freer Source Country

United States

Image

http://141.217.97.109/plugins/Dropbox/files/peacock-jpg/JPEG/F1897.68.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Tea bowl," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1897.68, Item #3089, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3089 (accessed November 18, 2017).