Tea cup (sencha chawan), part of a set with teapot, hot water ewer, 5 additional tea cups and original wooden box with lid

Maker(s)
Artist: Saka Koraizaemon X (1890 - 1958)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, ca. 1943
Medium
Stoneware with rice-straw-ash glaze
Style
Hagi ware
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 4.8 x 7 cm (1 7/8 x 2 3/4 in)
Geography
Japan, Yamaguchi prefecture, Hagi
Credit Line
Gift of Andy and Jane Saylor
Accession Number
FSC-P-4123.3
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea bowl

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

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]

Notes:

[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
Google Cultural Institute
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