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Tea-leaf jar for sencha

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Yatsushiro, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with white slip inlaid under clear glaze; inner and outer lids missing
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 14.7 × 12.5 cm (5 13/16 × 4 15/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Agano Toshiro (died 1845)
  • Description

    Tea-leaf storage jar for sencha. Inner and outer lids missing.
    Clay: medium, fired reddish brown.
    Glaze: greenish-gray, fine crackle.
    Decoration: vertical lines and two flower sprays incised and inlaid with white slip under glaze.
    Impressed mark: To 東
  • Marks

    Impressed mark: To 東
  • Provenance

    To 1906
    Spier Collection, to 1906 [1]
    From 1906 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), puchased from the Spier Collection in 1906 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 110, 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

    Cornucopia: Ceramics of Southern Japan (December 19, 2009 to January 9, 2011)
    Japanese and Korean Pottery, and Korean Bronze (May 2, 1923 to March 22, 1943)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Julius Spier (1848-1923) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Yatsushiro, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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