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Tea cup (sencha chawan), part of a set with teapot, hot water ewer, 5 additional 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): 4.8 x 7 cm (1 7/8 x 2 3/4 in)
  • Accession Number

    FSC-P-4123.8
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_FSC-P-4123.8

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]
    Notes:
    [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

    Vessel
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