Seto ware water jar with design of reeds and water
- Water jar (mizuoke)
- Historical period(s)
- Edo period, 1800-1868
- Stoneware with iron pigment under Shino-type feldspathic glaze
- Seto ware, Revival Shino style
- H x W x D: 23.6 x 27.2 x 27.2 cm (9 5/16 x 10 11/16 x 10 11/16 in)
- Japan, Aichi prefecture, Seto, Seto kilns
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- Buff clay. Iron-bearing slip coating upper surface of rim and used to paint three sprays of bamboo on body under glaze. Cream-colored feldspathic glaze, coarsely crackled, finger wiped and brushed decoratively. Foot rim and base unglazed. Seven spur marks (from clay wads) in bottom; six spur marks on base inside foot rim. Inscription, "uebito" (courtier) or "shonin" (high-ranking Buddhist priest), written in ink on base.
Inscription, "uebito" (courtier) or "shonin" (high-ranking Buddhist priest), written in ink on base. The ink inscription can be read in two ways, but either reading suggests that the vessel was reserved for special use.
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1898 
From 1898 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1898 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 38, 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.
- Former owner
- Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
- On View Location
- Currently not on view
- Collection(s) Area
- Japanese Art
- Web Resource(s)
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum