Tea leaf storage jar

Tea-leaf storage jar (chatsubo [Jpn]) Four loop handles. One handle partly restored. Paulownia-wood plug and brocade cover.
Clay: hard, resonant, grayish. Five firing scars on base.
Glaze: iron-ash glaze, brushed on roughly with coarse brush; brown where thin, ochre where thick, with runs of olive green

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1800-1850
Medium
Stoneware with iron slip and ash glaze
Style
Shidoro ware
Dimensions
H x W: 36.1 x 25.5 cm (14 3/16 x 10 1/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Shizuoka prefecture, Shidoro kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1901.101a-d
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea-leaf storage jar (chatsubo)

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

1901
Rufus E. Moore, 1901 [1]

From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Rufus E. Moore in 1901 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, 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

Tea-leaf storage jar (chatsubo [Jpn]) Four loop handles. One handle partly restored. Paulownia-wood plug and brocade cover.
Clay: hard, resonant, grayish. Five firing scars on base.
Glaze: iron-ash glaze, brushed on roughly with coarse brush; brown where thin, ochre where thick, with runs of olive green

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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