Karatsu ware tea-ceremony water jar, Takeo Karatsu type

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1650-1680
Stoneware with white slip under copper-tinted glaze; lacquered wooden lid
Karatsu ware, Takeo Karatsu type
H x W: 16.1 x 16.7 cm (6 5/16 x 6 9/16 in)
Japan, Saga prefecture, Takeo
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Tea ceremony water jar (mizusashi)

Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Karatsu ware, Takeo Karatsu type, stoneware, tea, water

To 1901
Siegfried Bing (1838-1905), Paris to 1901 [1]

From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Siegfried Bing, Paris in 1901

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


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 937, 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)

Siegfried Bing (C.L. Freer source) 1838 - 1905
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. Korean Influences in Japanese Ceramics. vol. 15, no. 5 Hong Kong, May 1984. p. 24.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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