Tea caddy

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Buff clay. Hand formed. Irregular vertical faceting and gouged marks. Mouth opening on flat top cut out in shape of open folding gan. Chocolate brown iron glaze, wiped off base. Inside glazed. Red lacquer repairs to firing cracks in base.

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1840-1860
Medium
Stoneware with iron glaze; ivory lid
Style
Probably Rakurakuen ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 8.1 x 6.1 x 6.1 cm (3 3/16 x 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Tokyo
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1901.161a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea caddy (chaire)

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

To 1901
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1901 [1]

From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1901 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]

Notes:

[1] See Pottery List, L. 1065, 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
Bunkio Matsuki (C.L. Freer source) 1867-1940

Description

Buff clay. Hand formed. Irregular vertical faceting and gouged marks. Mouth opening on flat top cut out in shape of open folding gan. Chocolate brown iron glaze, wiped off base. Inside glazed. Red lacquer repairs to firing cracks in base.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 86, p. 169.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum