Takatori ware tea ceremony water jar, Higashi Sarayama kiln

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1850-1868
Stoneware with ash and iron glazes; lacquered wooden lid
Takatori ware
H x W x D: 15.8 x 14.8 x 14.8 cm (6 1/4 x 5 13/16 x 5 13/16 in)
Japan, Fukuoka prefecture, Fukuoka, Higashi Sarayama kiln
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Tea ceremony water jar (mizusashi)

brown and black glaze, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, stoneware, Takatori ware, tea, water

To 1898
Yamanaka & Company, 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. 77, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.

[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

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
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