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Tea bowl

Label Text

This tea bowl, purchased in 1904 from Yamanaka and Company in New York, is made from fine-grained, buff clay with a pale greenish glaze. Its patina of brown stain on its bottom and lower sides—the result of its use in the tea ceremony—gives it a chromatic complexity that would have appealed to Freer, who displayed it with similar bowls on the mantel of the Peacock Room.

Object Name

Tea bowl (hirajawan)

Ware

Seto ware

Dated

late 15th-early 16th century

Period

Muromachi period

Medium

Stoneware with ash glaze

Dimensions

HxWxD: 5.8 x 15.5 x 15.5 cm

Country

Japan

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

33

Wall

North

Title

Tea bowl

Object Number

F1904.327

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/F1904.327.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Tea bowl," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1904.327, Item #3113, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3113 (accessed November 18, 2017).