Teapot (kyusu), part of a set for sencha (steeped green tea) with hot water ewer, 6 tea cups and original wooden box with lid

Artist: Saka Koraizaemon X (1890 - 1958)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, ca. 1943
Stoneware with rice-straw-ash glaze
Hagi ware
H x Diam (overall): 3.9 x 7.5 cm (1 9/16 x 2 15/16 in)
Japan, Yamaguchi prefecture, Hagi
Credit Line
Gift of Andy and Jane Saylor
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Teapot (kyusu)

Hagi ware, Japan, Showa era (1926 - 1989), stoneware, tea

To ?
Unknown military officer stationed in Japan. [1]

To 1993
Andy and Jane Saylor, purchased at a sale of the collection of an unknown military officer stationed in Japan during the Occupation. [2]

From 1993
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Andy and Jane Saylor. [3]


[1] Made around 1943. Andy Saylor purchased the object at a sale of the collection of a military officer who was in Japan during the Occupation. See Study Collection catalogue card, Collections Management Office, and Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Mrs. Jane Saylor
Andy Saylor

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
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