Tea ceremony water jar with indented sides

Historical period(s)
Momoyama period, 1600-1615
Stoneware with iron and rice-straw-ash glazes
Takatori ware
H x W: 19.7 x 13.6 cm (7 3/4 x 5 3/8 in)
Japan, Fukuoka prefecture
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Tea ceremony water jar (mizusashi)

Japan, Karatsu ware, Momoyama period (1573 - 1615), stoneware, Takatori ware, tea, water

Possibly Hayashi Tadamasa (1853-1906) [1]

To 1914
William Baumgarten and Company, New York to 1914 [2]

From 1914 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from William Baumgarten and Company in 1914 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]


[1] See Curatorial Remarks, Louise A. Cort, 1986, in the object record.

[2] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 2388, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[3] See note 2.

[4] 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)

William Baumgarten and Company (C.L. Freer source)
Hayashi Tadamasa French (born Japan), 1853 - 1906
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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Rights Statement

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