Tea caddy

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Tea caddy (chaire 茶入)
Ivory cover.
Clay: hard, grayish. String-cut foot, beveled base.
Glaze: iron glaze, glossy and translucent; panel of amber-yellow ash glaze on front. Interior glazed.

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1625-1675
Medium
Stoneware with iron glazes; ivory lid
Style
Seto ware
Dimensions
H x W: 8.7 x 7.5 cm (3 7/16 x 2 15/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Aichi prefecture, Seto, Heiji kiln or related kiln
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1901.104a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea caddy (chaire)

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Seto ware, stoneware, tea
Provenance

1901
Rufus E. Moore, 1901 [1]

From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Rufus E. Moore in 1901 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] 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.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Rufus E. Moore (C.L. Freer source) 1840 - 1918

Description

Tea caddy (chaire 茶入)
Ivory cover.
Clay: hard, grayish. String-cut foot, beveled base.
Glaze: iron glaze, glossy and translucent; panel of amber-yellow ash glaze on front. Interior glazed.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum