Tea bowl, E-Karatsu type

Artist: Studio of Nakazato Tarouemon XII (1895-1985)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, ca. 1968
Stoneware with iron decoration under feldspathic glaze
Karatsu ware, E-Karatsu type
H x Diam: 8.1 x 13.9 cm (3 3/16 x 5 1/2 in)
Japan, Saga prefecture, Karatsu, Ochawangama kiln
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. John Alexander Pope
Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Tea bowl

Japan, Karatsu ware, E-karatsu type, Showa era (1926 - 1989), stoneware, tea

To 1982
John A. Pope (1906-1982), Washington, DC [1]

From 1982 to 1986
Mrs. John A. Pope, Washington, DC, ownership transferred to Mrs. Pope after the death of her husband, John A. Pope. [2]

From 1986
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Mrs. John A. Pope, Washington DC [3]


[1] See Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record.

[2] See object record.

[3] See note 2.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Dr. John Alexander Pope 1906-1982
Annemarie Henle Pope 1907-2001

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
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