Artist: Takahashi Rakusai IV 高橋楽斎 IV (born 1925)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, 1976-1978
Stoneware with natural ash glaze
Shigaraki ware
H x Diam (tea caddy overall): 8 × 6.5 cm (3 1/8 × 2 9/16 in) Diam (tea caddy foot): 4.3 cm (1 11/16 in) Diam (tea caddy mouth): 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in) Diam (mouth interior): 2.5 cm (1 in)
Japan, Shiga prefecture, Shigaraki
Credit Line
The Kinsey Chanoyu Collection, Gift of Gregory Kinsey
Freer Study Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Container

Tea caddy (chaire)

Japan, Shigaraki ware, Showa era (1926 - 1989), stoneware, tea ceremony, The Kinsey Chanoyu Collection

To 1983
Masudaya, Akasaka, Tokyo [1]

From 1983 to 2019
Gregory Kinsey, Lynn Haven, FL, purchased from Masudaya on January 11, 1983 [2]

From 2019
Freer Study Collection, gift of Gregory Kinsey, Lynn Haven, FL [3]


[1] See purchase receipt, object file, Collections Management.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See Deed of Gift, object file, Collections Management.

Previous Owner(s)

Gregory Kinsey

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
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