Edo period or Meiji era
Stoneware with iron decoration under clear glaze; areas of iron wash
H x W x D: 18.5 x 13.5 x 11.4 cm (7 5/16 x 5 5/16 x 4 1/2 in)
Probably Karatsu ware
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Previous custodian or owner
James Lord Bowes (1834-1899)
James Tregaskis (1850-1926) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
James Lord Bowes (1834-1899), England, to 1899 
Sale of the James Lord Bowes Collection, Liverpool, England, May 6, 1901 
James Tregaskis, London, to 1902 
From 1902 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from James Tregaskis in 1902 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 The collection of James Lord Bowes (1834-1899) was auctioned in Liverpool on May 6, 1901, and the catalogue is in the Freer Library [SI 3026] (see Curatorial Remark 5, Louise A. Cort, 1986, in the object record).
 See note 1.
 See Original Pottery List, L. 1162, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 2.
 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.
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery