Powdered tea container, with accessories

Object is a dark brown lacquer container, with a fitted lid and a slightly recessed base. The object is housed in a green and gold brocade drawstring pouch which fits into a deeply lidded wood box. For futher details about these and other wrappings associated with this object, see notes field.

Maker(s)
Artist: Sei'ami (active late 16th century)
Historical period(s)
Momoyama period, late 16th century
Medium
Lathe-turned wood, black lacquer
Dimensions
H (overall): 7.2 cm (2 13/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Peggy and Richard M. Danziger
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1998.18a-k
On View Location
Freer Gallery 06: Mind Over Matter: Zen in Medieval Japan
Classification(s)
Container, Lacquer
Type

Tea container (natsume) with accessories

Keywords
Japan, Momoyama period (1573 - 1615), tea, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

Prince of Kaga Collection, Kanazawa, Japan [1]

S. Yabumoto, Tokyo [2]

To 1998
Peggy and Richard M. Danziger, New York City, purchased from S. Yabumoto [3]

From 1998
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Peggy and Richard M. Danziger in 1998

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Note 4 in the object record: Ex-collection "Maeda house of Kaga (Kanazawa)."

[2] See Note 1.

[3] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Peggy and Richard M. Danziger
Maeda daimyo of Kaga
S. Yabumoto

Description

Object is a dark brown lacquer container, with a fitted lid and a slightly recessed base. The object is housed in a green and gold brocade drawstring pouch which fits into a deeply lidded wood box. For futher details about these and other wrappings associated with this object, see notes field.

Inscription(s)

See inscriptions on accessories in the notes field.

Marking(s)

Incised on base, left side: "Sei"

Published References
  • Das Kaiserliche Japan. no. 21, 22 February 2006. pp. 80-81.
  • Louise Allison Cort. Japanese and Korean Ceramics. vol. 36, no. 1 Hong Kong, January-February 2006. p. 102, fig. 1.
  • Thomas Lawton, Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. pp. 298-299.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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