Kosa Honma (1842-1909), to 1904 
From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Kosa Honma in 1904 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 1310, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
- Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)
Honma Kosa (C.L. Freer source) 1842-1909
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Small ovoidal, on bold, unglazed foot.
Clay: thin, grayish, Raku-type earthenware.
Glaze: brilliant iridescent lead glaze; cream hakeme over warm gray.
Belonging to a set: F1904.429.1-8 (given to Freer as a group but unrelated to other pieces in "set").
In iron on outside and incised just outside footrim: "Popular sentiment represents the will of Heaven"
This cup was made for serving Chinese-style steeped tea. The inscription on the cup reads: The will of the people is the will of Heaven.
- Published References
- , Kawahara Masahiko, Nakazato Tarouemon XII. Toji taikei [Complete Collection of Far Eastern Ceramics]. 48 vols., Tokyo, 1972-1978. vol. 7: pp. 4:13-19.
- Mizuoka Tadanari, Narasaki Shoichi, Seizō Hayashiya. Nihon yakimono shusei. 12 vols., Tokyo, 1980-1982. vol. 1: pp. 150-151.
- Nagasaka Kaneo. Toki Koza. multi-vol., Tokyo, 1938 - 1939. vol. 4: pp. 2:1-18.
- Ken'ichiro Ono. Toki Daijiten [Encyclopedia of Pottery]. 6 vols., Tokyo. vol. 2: pp. 470-471.
- Louise Allison Cort. Korean Influences in Japanese Ceramics. vol. 15, no. 5 Hong Kong, May 1984. p. 29.
- Mitake Hideyuki. "尾形乾山を引き継いだ陶芸家たち: 三浦乾也一門 =." Potter of Ogata Kenzan believers: Miura Kenya and his partners. Tokyo. p. 35, no. 94.
- Richard L. Wilson. The Potter's Brush: The Kenzan Style in Japanese Ceramics. Exh. cat. Washington. cat. 47, p. 123.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
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