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Sake bottle with landscape decoration

Label Text

Freer acquired this Satsuma ware sake flask in 1905. Its delicate landscape design, attributed to Kano Tangen, a member of the Kano professional school of painters, reminded him of the very first Asian ceramic to enter his collection (F1892.26), and he considered it to be "by the same workman." Although Freer avoided the commercial versions of decorated Satsuma ware, made for sale at international expositions, he probably appreciated the parallels between this jar's refined decoration and the Japanese and American paintings he collected.

Object Name

Bottle (tokkuri)

Ware

Satsuma ware, White Satsuma type

Dated

18th century

Period

Edo period

Medium

Stoneware with cobalt pigment under clear colorless glaze

Dimensions

HxWxD: 23.2 x 18.7 x 13.5 cm

Locale

Hiyamizu kiln

City

Kagoshima

Country

Japan

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

175

Wall

West

Artist

Decoration attributed to Kano Tangen

Title

Sake bottle with landscape decoration

Object Number

F1905.41

Freer Source

American Art Association

Freer Source City

New York

Freer Source State

New York

Freer Source Country

United States

Image

http://141.217.97.109/plugins/Dropbox/files/peacock-jpg/JPEG/F1905.41.jpg

Collection

Citation

Decoration attributed to Kano Tangen, "Sake bottle with landscape decoration," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1905.41, Item #3333, http://peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3333 (accessed November 20, 2017).