Powdered tea container (natsume)

Historical period(s)
Edo period, late 18th-early 19th century
Medium
Lacquer
Dimensions
H x W: 6.4 x 6.5 cm (2 1/2 x 2 9/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1911.443a-e
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Container, Lacquer
Type

Tea container (natsume)

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, tea
Provenance

To 1911
Kita Toranosuke, Kyoto, to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Kita Toranosuke in 1911 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 347, 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)

Kita Toranosuke (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Ann Yonemura. Japanese Lacquer. Washington, 1979. cat. 52, p. 86.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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