Shigaraki ware tea-leaf storage jar

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 18th-19th century
Medium
Stoneware with rice-straw ash glaze
Style
Shigaraki ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 36.4 × 32.6 cm (14 5/16 × 12 13/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Shiga prefecture, Shigaraki
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1898.77
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea-leaf storage jar (chatsubo)

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Shigaraki ware, stoneware, tea
Provenance

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]

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 18, 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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source) 1917 - 1965

Published References
  • Encyclopedia Britannica., 14th ed. New York. pp. 48-49, pl. 42, no. 1.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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