Tea caddy, katatsuki type

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Tea caddy (chaire)
Ivory cover. String-cut foot.
Clay: hard, dense, coarse. Orange on surface.
Glaze: thick leather-brown, iron glaze, with panel of ash glaze. Interior unglazed.
Weight 147.94 grams.

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1625-1675
Medium
Stoneware with iron and ash glazes; ivory lid.
Style
Seto ware
Dimensions
H x W: 7.8 x 6.1 cm (3 1/16 x 2 3/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Aichi prefecture, Seto, Heiji kiln
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1901.132a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea caddy (katatsuki chaire)

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

To 1901
Yamanaka & Company, to 1901 [1]

From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1901 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1022, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.

[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
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)

Description

Tea caddy (chaire)
Ivory cover. String-cut foot.
Clay: hard, dense, coarse. Orange on surface.
Glaze: thick leather-brown, iron glaze, with panel of ash glaze. Interior unglazed.
Weight 147.94 grams.

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

Copyright with museum