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At A Glance

  • Period

    19th century
  • Geography

    Kansai region, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with iron glaze; ivory lid
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 8.5 × 5.6 cm (3 3/8 × 2 3/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1901.36a-b
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1901.36a-b

Object Details

  • Description

    Tea caddy (chaire [JPN]). Ivory cover (knob missing).
    Clay: dense, hard, gray. Buff on surface. String-cut base.
    Glaze: brilliant olive ash glaze on lower body. overflow of metallic copper-brown, speckled with black, on shoulder, running in two places into ash glaze. Interior unglazed.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    R. Wagner (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Provenance

    To 1901
    R. Wagner, Berlin, to 1901 [1]
    From 1901 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from R. Wagner in 1901 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 885, 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.
  • Origin

    Kansai region, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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