Tea-leaf jar for sencha

Artist: Agano Toshiro (died 1845)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1810-1840
Stoneware with white slip inlaid under clear glaze; inner and outer lids missing
Yatsushiro ware
H x Diam: 14.7 × 12.5 cm (5 13/16 × 4 15/16 in)
Japan, Kumamoto prefecture, Yatsushiro
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Tea-leaf jar (sencha tsubo)

Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, stoneware, tea, Yatsushiro ware

To 1906
Spier Collection, to 1906 [1]

From 1906 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), puchased from the Spier Collection in 1906 [2]

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


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 110, 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)

Julius Spier (C.L. Freer source) 1848-1923
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

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