Tea caddy

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Buff clay, darkened on surface by use. Diagonal indentation on shoulder, probably accidental. String-cut base, worn smooth. Mottled iron glaze nearly black where thick, rust brown where thin. Inside unglazed except for accidental spills of glaze inside mouth.

Historical period(s)
Muromachi period, 1480-1500
Medium
Stoneware with iron glaze; ivory lid
Style
Seto ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 8 x 7.1 x 7.1 cm (3 1/8 x 2 13/16 x 2 13/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Aichi prefecture
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1902.186a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea caddy (chaire)

Keywords
Japan, Muromachi period (1333 - 1573), Seto ware, stoneware, tea
Provenance

To 1902
Shozo Kato, London to 1902 [1]

From 1902 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Shozo Kato, London in 1902 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1169, 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
Shozo Kato 1851-1930

Description

Buff clay, darkened on surface by use. Diagonal indentation on shoulder, probably accidental. String-cut base, worn smooth. Mottled iron glaze nearly black where thick, rust brown where thin. Inside unglazed except for accidental spills of glaze inside mouth.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 13, pp. 20, 80.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum