Tea-leaf storage jar, Sobokai type

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  • Period

  • Geography

    Kakishita no. 1 kiln, Toki city, Gifu prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Gray stoneware (reddish-brown on surface) with iron slip under iron glaze and fly-ash glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 33.5 x 30 x 30 cm (13 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 11 13/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Gray clay, reddish brown on surface (Sobokai clay). Concentrically trimmed base. Four broad lugs equally spaced on shoulder. Inscription incised on base, "Sobokai [tsukuru?]" ([made at?] Sobokai). Thin iron slip over neck, shoulder, and most of body; thin, naturally occuring ash glaze deposit on shoulder and inside neck. Inside unglazed. Paulownia wood lid, inscribed in ink "Ubagafutokoro." Silk storage bag.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    N.V. Hammer, Inc.
  • Provenance

    To 1966
    N.V. Hammer, Inc., New York. [1]
    From 1966
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from N.V. Hammer, Inc., New York. [2]
    [1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Origin

    Kakishita no. 1 kiln, Toki city, Gifu prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

  • On View

    Freer Gallery 05: Rinpa Screens
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