Tea caddy

citation

Light gray clay. Concentrically trimmed base. Single groove around shoulder; single incised line around waist. Small chip in rim under glaze. Opaque reddish brown iron glaze (“persimmon”); translucent ash glaze, ranging from medium brown to black, applied by trailing over shoulder and body. Inside unglazed.

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1625-1675
Medium
Stoneware with iron and ash glaze; ivory lid
Style
Seto ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 5.6 x 7.7 x 7.7 cm (2 3/16 x 3 1/16 x 3 1/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Aichi prefecture, Heiji kiln or related kiln
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1905.37a-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

To 1905
Thomas E. Waggaman (1839-1906), Washington, D.C., to 1905 [1]

From 1905 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased at the sale of the Waggaman Collection, American Art Association, New York, NY, January 25-February 3, 1905, no. 1733 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1350, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Also see Curatorial Remark 9, Louise Cort, June 17, 2008, in the object record.

[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
American Art Association (C.L. Freer source) established 1883
Thomas E. Waggaman 1839 - 1906

Description

Light gray clay. Concentrically trimmed base. Single groove around shoulder; single incised line around waist. Small chip in rim under glaze. Opaque reddish brown iron glaze ("persimmon"); translucent ash glaze, ranging from medium brown to black, applied by trailing over shoulder and body. Inside unglazed.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 56, p. 131.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum