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Tea bowl

Label Text

The Englishman James Lord Bowes (1834-1899), who once owned this bowl, began collecting Japanese ceramics at the 1867 Paris Exposition. This piece was an anomaly in his collection, which tended toward elaborate enamel-decorated export wares from Satsuma, Kutani, and Kyoto. Its simplicity and crackled, greenish-brown glaze were, however, very much in keeping with Freer's taste. In 1908, Freer displayed it with an array of similar tea bowls on the mantel beneath Whistler's painting La Princesse du pays de la porcelaine.

Object Name

Tea bowl

Ware

Mino or Seto ware

Dated

late 15th-early 16th century

Period

Muromachi period

Medium

Stoneware with ash glaze

Dimensions

HxWxD: 6.6 x 16.4 x 16.4 cm

Country

Japan

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

28

Wall

North

Title

Tea bowl

Object Number

F1901.49

Freer Source

R. Wagner

Freer Source City

Berlin

Freer Source Country

Germany

Image

http://141.217.97.109/plugins/Dropbox/files/peacock-jpg/JPEG/F1901.49.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Tea bowl," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1901.49, Item #3107, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3107 (accessed November 18, 2017).