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Medium:
Stoneware with iron and ash glazes; ivory lid
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 8.1 × 7.4 cm (3 3/16 × 2 15/16 in)
Style:
Seto ware
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Heiji kiln, Seto, Aichi prefecture, Japan
Date:
1625-1650
Period:
Edo period
Description:
Tea caddy, with ivory cover.
Clay: hard, dense, gray.
Glaze: copper-brown under thin veiling of metallic black of dull lustre, broadly splashed with yellow and black, finely crackled.
Provenance:
To 1901
Japanese Trading Company, New York to 1901 [1]
From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Japanese Trading Company in 1901 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 975, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
[2] See note 1.
[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
Collection:
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Previous custodian or owner:
Japanese Trading Company (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Topic:
Seto ware  Search this
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
tea  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Charles Lang Freer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1901.91a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3f91d9488-13ca-4dee-960d-0ed8ca521075
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1901.91a-b