Tea caddy, Oribe type

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Light brown clay with brown flecks. String-cut base. Decoration of cross hatching pattern carefully incised or possibly impressed on drum-shaped lower body. Thin, mottled iron-ash glaze, wiped off irregularly well above foot, leaving orange flush; neck and shoulder dipped into glossy brown glaze, running irregularly down body in two streams. Inside unglazed.

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1640-1699
Medium
Stoneware with ash and iron glazes; ivory lid
Style
Oribe-related ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 9.4 x 5.2 x 5.2 cm (3 11/16 x 2 1/16 x 2 1/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1911.395a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea caddy (Oribe chaire)

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Mino-style ware, Oribe style ware, stoneware, tea
Provenance

To 1911
Y. Fujita and Company, Kyoto, to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Y. Fujita and Company in 1911 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2182, 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
Y. Fujita and Company (C.L. Freer source)

Description

Light brown clay with brown flecks. String-cut base. Decoration of cross hatching pattern carefully incised or possibly impressed on drum-shaped lower body. Thin, mottled iron-ash glaze, wiped off irregularly well above foot, leaving orange flush; neck and shoulder dipped into glossy brown glaze, running irregularly down body in two streams. Inside unglazed.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 43, p. 116.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum