Shinsuke Hayashi, Kyoto to 1909 
From 1909 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Shinsuke Hayashi, Kyoto in 1909 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 2038, 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)
Shinsuke Hayashi (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Tea-bowl: deep, flaring on low foot. Repaired rim.
Clay: hard, dark.
Glaze: purplish-black, dappled with silvery flecks.
This bowl is larger than the typical tea bowl, and its exact use remains unclear. Some teas of this period were prepared with scallions, ginger, orange peel, jujubes, and other solid ingredients that may have made a larger bowl desirable.
- Published References
- Koyama Fujio. Tenmoku. Toji Taki, vol. 38 Tokyo. 38 and 39.
- Sir John Figgess, John Ayers, Ann Paludan, Peter Hardie, James J. Lally. Transactions of the Oriental Ceramics Society (1955-1957). Transactions of the Oriental Ceramics Society, vol. 30, pl. 95 London. Cover and fig. 1 (vol. 73).
- Hai wai i chen [Chinese Art in Overseas Collections]. Taipei, 1985. vol. 3: p. 105.
- Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 71.
- Mayuyama Junkichi. Obei shuzo chugoku toji zuroku [Chinese Ceramics in the West]. Tokyo. pl. 47.
- Sadajiro Yamanaka. To-so seikwa [Selected Relics of T'ang and Sung Dynasties from Collections in Europe and America]. Osaka, 1928-1929. vol. 2, pl. 26.
- Sigisbert Chrétien Bosch Reitz. Catalogue of an Exhibition of Early Chinese Pottery and Sculpture. Exh. cat. New York. fig. 236.
- Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 94, vol. 1: p. 174.
- Grace Dunham Guest, Archibald Gibson Wenley. Annotated Outlines of the History of Chinese Arts. Washington, 1949. p. 9.
- Grace Dunham Guest. Chinese Porcelain at the Freer Gallery of Art. vol. 20, no. 1 Columbus, Ohio, January 1941. p. 23, fig. 4.
- Masterpieces of Chinese and Japanese Art: Freer Gallery of Art handbook. Washington, 1976. p. 70.
- Jan Stuart. Guiding Luminaries Charles Lang Freer and John A. Pope: the Freer Gallery of Art's Chinese Ceramic Collection. vol. 85 London. p. 116, fig. 10.
- Robert L. Hobson. Chinese Pottery and Porcelain: An Account of the Potter's Art in China from Primitive Times to the Present Day. 2 vols., New York and London. p. 131, fig. 1, pl. 42.
- Thomas Lawton. China's Artistic Legacy. vol. 118, no. 258 London, August 1983. p. 133.
- Thomas Lawton, Linda Merrill. Freer: a legacy of art. Washington and New York, 1993. p. 219, fig. 150.
- Garrett Chatfield Pier. Some Examples of Sung Pottery Recently on Exhibition in New York. vol. 2, no. 3 New York, April 1914. p. 227, fig. 6.
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- Chinese Art
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