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Vase

Label Text

This Meiji era vase is attributed to the Japanese artist Kinkozan Sobei VI. The artist's mark is impressed on the base of the vessel. Ceramics coming out of the Kinkozan workshop are characterized by a style of overglaze enamel decoration, and on this vase, that method produces a blue lava-like effect flowing from the mouth of the flattened rim. The vessel's body is a dimpled copper brown. Freer bought this namban style vase from Yamanaka and Company in 1901.

Object Name

Vase

Ware

Kinkozan ware

Dated

circa 1870-1880

Period

Meiji era

Medium

Stoneware with iron and cobalt glazes

Dimensions

HxW: 19.0 x 10.9 cm

Locale

Awata district

City

Kyoto

Country

Japan

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

124

Wall

South

Artist

Kinkozan Sobei VI (1824 - 1884)

Title

Vase

Object Number

F1901.146a-b

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/F1901.146a-b.jpg

Collection

Citation

Kinkozan Sobei VI (1824 - 1884), "Vase," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1901.146a-b, Item #3264, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3264 (accessed November 19, 2017).