Satsuma ware tea caddy

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 17th century
Stoneware with iron wash, rice-straw-ash and iron glazes; ivory lid
Satsuma ware, Old Chosa type
H x W: 8.5 x 5.9 cm (3 3/8 x 2 5/16 in)
Japan, Kagoshima prefecture, Aira county, Tateno kiln group, Uto or Osato kiln
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Tea caddy (chaire)

Edo period (1615 - 1868), iron wash, Japan, rice-straw-ash glaze, Satsuma ware, Old Chosa type, stoneware, tea

To 1898
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1898 [1]

From 1898 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1898 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 733, 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.

Previous Owner(s)

Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Matsumura Makiko. Furea gyarari no Satsumayaki (Satsuma Ware in the Freer Gallery). no. 19, April 9, 2005. pp. 3-8.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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