Tea caddy, katatsuki type

Light brown clay; some bloating. String-cut base. Single horizontal grooves inside neck, on shoulder, and around median of body; faceting around base; multiple vertical slashes of uneven length, concentrated in lower half of body. Thin brown iron wash completely covering outside. Triangle of thin ash glaze on shoulder, running down side in single drip. Inside unglazed.

Maker(s)
Artist: Man'emon
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1625-1650
Medium
Stoneware with iron wash and ash glaze; ivory lid
Style
Seto or Kyoto ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 8.5 x 5.7 x 5.7 cm (3 3/8 x 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in)
Geography
Japan, Aichi prefecture or Kyoto prefecture, Seto or Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1901.126a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea caddy (katatsuki chaire)

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

To 1901
Yamanaka & Company, New York, NY, to 1901 [1]

From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1901 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1016, 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)

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

Description

Light brown clay; some bloating. String-cut base. Single horizontal grooves inside neck, on shoulder, and around median of body; faceting around base; multiple vertical slashes of uneven length, concentrated in lower half of body. Thin brown iron wash completely covering outside. Triangle of thin ash glaze on shoulder, running down side in single drip. Inside unglazed.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Seto and Mino Ceramics. Washington and Honolulu, 1992. cat. 60, p. 136.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum