Kyoto ware jar with design of phoenixes and paulownia crests
- Historical period(s)
- Edo period, late 17th century
- Stoneware with enamels over clear glaze; gold lacquer repair; lacquered wooden lid
- Kyoto ware
- H x W: 21.9 x 18.1 cm (8 5/8 x 7 1/8 in)
- Japan, Kyoto prefecture, Kyoto
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- The term "Old Kiyomizu ware" is sometimes given only to pottery decorated in the distinctive color scheme of green, blue, and gold enamels, sometimes to all Kyoto pottery that predates the beginning of porcelain production in the late 18th century. The decoration on this jar also incorporates red enamel. The jar may once have had a double lid of the sort used to give a tight seal for tea-leaf storage. Later it was fitted with a lacquered wooden lid for use as a freshwater jar in the tea ceremony. An inscription on the base records the jar's price.
Yamanaka & Company, New York, NY, to 1899 
From 1899 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1899 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 87, 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
- bird, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Kyoto ware, lacquer repair, Old Kiyomizu ware, phoenix, plant, stoneware, tea
- Collection(s) Area
- Japanese Art
- Web Resource(s)
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum