Karatsu ware tea-leaf storage jar with five loop lugs

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1630-1660
Medium
Stoneware with copper-tinted rice-straw-ash glaze and feldspathic glaze
Style
Karatsu ware, Takeo Karatsu type
Dimensions
H x Diam: 25.4 x 21.4 cm (10 x 8 7/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Saga prefecture, Takeo, Kotaji, Shirokibaru no. 2 kiln
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1899.60
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Karatsu ware, Takeo Karatsu type, stoneware, tea
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Sekai toji zenshu [Catalogue of the World's Ceramics]. 19 vols., Tokyo, 1976-1982. vol. 19: pp. 245-46, nos. 7-14.
  • Louise Allison Cort. A Chinese Green Jar in Japan: Source of a New Color Aesthetic in the Momoyama Period. no. 30, 2009. fig. 3.
  • G. St. G.M. Gompertz. Korean Pottery and Porcelain of the Yi Period. London and New York. pp. 71-72.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
The Story of the Beautiful
Google Cultural Institute
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