Water jar with image of Baisaō

Kyoto ware. Box.

Artist: Tomioka Tessai 富岡鉄斎 (1836-1924) Kiyomizu Rokubei IV 清水六兵衛 (1848-1920)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, 19th or early 20th century
Stoneware with ash glaze and underglaze iron brown
H x Diam (with lid): 18.5 × 16 cm (7 5/16 × 6 5/16 in) Diam (foot): 11 cm (4 5/16 in)
Credit Line
The Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection, Gift of Mary and Cheney Cowles
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Water jar

Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912)

? to 2015
Oranda jin, Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands [1]

From 2015 to 2020
Mary and Cheney Cowles, Seattle, WA, purchased from Oranda jin on April 2, 2015 [2]

From 2020
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Mary and Cheney Cowles, Seattle, WA [3]


[1] Per information provided by the Cowles. See Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection 2020 Gift List for the Freer/Sackler, object file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See Deed of Gift, object file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Mary Cowles
Cheney Cowles
Oranda jin


Kyoto ware. Box.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
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