Tea caddy

Buff clay. Flat base, broadly beveled, slightly concave; S-shaped crack in center. Vertical faceting. Triangle-shaped potter’s mark incised on base, to left. Thin translucent glaze with matte surface, appearing ochre where thin, gray where thick, brown at rim and lower edge; black flecks throughout. Three long drips of translucent iron glaze. Inside glazed.

Maker(s)
Artist: Mark attributed to Asakura Dōmi 朝倉道味
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1800-1868
Medium
Stoneware with ash and iron glazes; ivory lid
Style
Seto or Kyoto ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 9.6 x 4.1 x 4.1 cm (3 3/4 x 1 5/8 x 1 5/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Aichi prefecture or Kyoto prefecture, Seto or Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1900.108a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea caddy (chaire)

Keywords
brown and black glaze, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Kyoto ware, Seto ware, stoneware, tea
Provenance

To 1900
Rufus E. Moore (1840 - 1918), New York, NY, to 1900 [1]

From 1900 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Rufus E. Moore in 1900 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 844, 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)

Rufus E. Moore (C.L. Freer source) 1840 - 1918
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Description

Buff clay. Flat base, broadly beveled, slightly concave; S-shaped crack in center. Vertical faceting. Triangle-shaped potter's mark incised on base, to left. Thin translucent glaze with matte surface, appearing ochre where thin, gray where thick, brown at rim and lower edge; black flecks throughout. Three long drips of translucent iron glaze. Inside glazed.

Marking(s)

Triangle-shaped potter's mark incised on base, to left.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 63, p. 139.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum