Inkyuzan ware tea caddy in shape of water dropper

Maker(s)
Artist: Ashizawa Gohei (1805-1871)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 19th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron and copper-green glazes; ivory lid
Style
Inkyuzan ware
Dimensions
H x W: 7.3 x 6.7 cm (2 7/8 x 2 5/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Shimane prefecture
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1902.212a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea caddy (chaire)

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Inaba ware, Inkyuzan type, Japan, stoneware, tea, water
Provenance

To 1902
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1902 [1]

From 1902 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1902 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1188, 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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Bunkio Matsuki (C.L. Freer source) 1867-1940

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