Teapot (kyusu), part of a set for sencha (steeped green tea) with hot water ewer, 6 tea cups and original wooden box with lid

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1943
  • Geography

    Hagi, Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with rice-straw-ash glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (overall): 3.9 x 7.5 cm (1 9/16 x 2 15/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Saka Koraizaemon X (1890-1958)
  • Provenance

    To ?
    Unknown military officer stationed in Japan. [1]
    To 1993
    Andy and Jane Saylor, purchased at a sale of the collection of an unknown military officer stationed in Japan during the Occupation. [2]
    From 1993
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Andy and Jane Saylor. [3]
    [1] Made around 1943. Andy Saylor purchased the object at a sale of the collection of a military officer who was in Japan during the Occupation. See Study Collection catalogue card, Collections Management Office, and Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] See object record.
  • Collection

    Freer Study Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Andy Saylor
    Mrs. Jane Saylor
  • Origin

    Hagi, Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Andy and Jane Saylor
  • Type

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