Tall tea caddy, Oribe type

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Motoyashiki kiln, Toki city, Gifu prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with wood-ash and iron glazes; ivory lid.
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 10.2 × 5.7 cm (4 × 2 1/4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Light buff clay. String-cut base. Wheel-thrown shape flattened on opposing sides by squeezing, vertical and horizontal carving, and slashing; deep bevel around foot. Mark, "X," incised on base. Iron-tinted ash glaze, appearing khaki brown where thick, dark matte brown where thin at edges and where wiped off intentionally; glossy brown iron glaze applied to neck, running irregularly down body. Inside unglazed. Weight:161.62 grams.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Japanese Trading Company (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Provenance

    To 1901
    Japanese Trading Company, New York to 1901 [1]
    From 1901 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Japanese Trading Company in 1901 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 974, 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

    Motoyashiki kiln, Toki city, Gifu prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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