Tea leaf storage jar

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Shidoro kilns, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with iron slip and ash glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 36.1 × 25.5 cm (14 3/16 × 10 1/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Tea-leaf storage jar (chatsubo [Jpn]) Four loop handles. One handle partly restored. Paulownia-wood plug and brocade cover.
    Clay: hard, resonant, grayish. Five firing scars on base.
    Glaze: iron-ash glaze, brushed on roughly with coarse brush; brown where thin, ochre where thick, with runs of olive green
  • Provenance

    Rufus E. Moore, 1901 [1]
    From 1901 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Rufus E. Moore in 1901 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] See Original Pottery List, 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
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Rufus E. Moore (1840-1918) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Shidoro kilns, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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