Tea caddy, katatsuki type

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Buff clay, darkened on surface by use. Concentrically trimmed base. Thin, dull brown iron glaze, irregularly splashed with yellow ash spots. Inside unglazed. Repairs to rim. Weight: 196.30 grams.

Historical period(s)
Momoyama period or Edo period, 1607-1650
Medium
Stoneware with iron and ash glazes; ivory lid
Style
Mino or Seto ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 9.1 x 7 x 7 cm (3 9/16 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 in)
Geography
Japan, Gifu prefecture or Aichi prefecture, Toki or Seto, Motoyashiki kiln or Heiji or related kiln
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1901.105a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea caddy (katatsuki chaire)

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Mino ware, Momoyama period (1573 - 1615), 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

Buff clay, darkened on surface by use. Concentrically trimmed base. Thin, dull brown iron glaze, irregularly splashed with yellow ash spots. Inside unglazed. Repairs to rim. Weight: 196.30 grams.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 15, p. 82.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum