Stoneware with iron and rice-straw-ash glazes; ivory lid
H x Diam: 5.2 × 6.8 cm (2 1/16 × 2 11/16 in)
Uchigaso kiln, Nogata, Fukuoka prefecture, Japan
Tea caddy, short broad jar with waist, wide mouth, everted lip, flat base, ivory cover. Named "Yariume."
Clay: medium buff stoneware.
Glaze: dark olive with opaque white and bluish overflowing on one side and covering base. Interior unglazed.
Mr. Funahashi, Kyoto 
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1903 
From 1903 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1903 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 Curatorial Remarks, Louise A. Cort, 1986: Freer acquired, through Matsuki, five pieces from the Funahashi collection (F1903.275--F1903.279). An undated "List of Shipment" from Matsuki (Matsuki letter no. 30) gives the following: "Following five important pottery are from the sale of Late Mr. Funahashi of Kioto famous wholesale silk dealer for many generation. The sale was under the management of Mr. Shinsuke Hayashi from whom your great Sotatsu screen came."
 See Original Pottery List, L. 1276, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 2.
 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.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
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