string(24) "edanmdm:fsg_F1901.127a-b" Tea caddy, katatsuki type, in style of Mino ware - National Museum of Asian Art

Tea caddy, katatsuki type, in style of Mino ware

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At A Glance

  • Period

    19th century
  • Geography

    Japan
  • Material

    Raku-type earthenware with ash and Black Raku glazes
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 11.3 × 5.9 cm (4 7/16 × 2 5/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1901.127a-b
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1901.127a-b

Object Details

  • Artist

    False seal of Raku Sa'nyu (1685-1739)
  • Description

    Tea caddy, ivory cover.
    Clay: dense, gray, Raku type, rim repaired.
    Glaze: mottled gray and olive; overslow of rich black. Interior unglazed.
    Seal: Raku (false seal of Raku Sanyu).
  • Marks

    Seal: Raku (false seal of Raku Sanyu).
  • Provenance

    To 1901
    Yamanaka & Company, to 1901 [1]
    From 1901 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1901 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1017, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.
    [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

    Special Exhibition of Japanese Pottery (October 29, 1971 to October 31, 1971)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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