Small tea caddy with two loop handles

Historical period(s)
Yuan or Ming dynasty, 13th-15th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron glaze; ivory lid
Dimensions
H x W: 5.1 x 5.3 cm (2 x 2 1/16 in)
Geography
China, Possibly Fujian province
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1901.89a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea caddy (karamono mimitsuki shiribukura chaire)

Keywords
China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), stoneware, tea, Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)
Provenance

To 1901
Japanese Trading Company, New York to 1901 [1]

From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Japanese Trading 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. 972, 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)

Japanese Trading Company (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

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