Powdered tea container, with accessories

Artist: Sei'ami (active late 16th century)
Historical period(s)
Momoyama period, late 16th century
Lathe-turned wood, black lacquer
H (overall): 7.2 cm (2 13/16 in)
Japan, Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Peggy and Richard M. Danziger
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Container, Lacquer

Tea container (natsume) with accessories

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


[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)

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

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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