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Shigaraki ware tea-leaf storage jar

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At A Glance

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  • Period

    second half of 19th century
  • Geography

    Shigaraki, Shiga prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with "pitch black" glaze; thin iron glaze on interior
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 21.5 × 18.8 cm (8 7/16 × 7 3/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1898.435
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1898.435

Object Details

  • Description

    Tea-leaf storage jar, ovoid.
    Clay: hard, grayish white
    Glaze: brilliant black; deep toned iridescence. Thin iron glaze on interior.
  • Provenance

    To 1898
    Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1898 [1]
    From 1898 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1898 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 298, 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.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    The Peacock Room Comes to America [2022] (September 3, 2022 - ongoing)
    The Peacock Room Comes to America [2017-2019] (October 14, 2017 to January 2, 2019)
    The Peacock Room Comes to America [2011-2016] (April 9, 2011 to January 4, 2016)
    Tea for...Everyone: Popular Ceramics for Drinking Tea in Japan (March 8 to October 19, 2008)
    Japanese Art of the Meiji Era (September 20, 1997 to April 26, 1998)
    The Peacock Room (May 2, 1923 to February 21, 2011)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Bunkio Matsuki 松木文恭 (1867-1940) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Shigaraki, Shiga prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
  • On View

    Freer Gallery 12: The Peacock Room Comes to America
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