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Karamono tea caddy, bunrin type

Tea caddy (karamono taikai chaire)
Historical period(s)
Southern Song to Ming dynasty, 12th-15th century
Stoneware with iron and ash glazes; ivory lid
5.1 x 6.5 cm
China, Possibly Fujian province
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

To 1897
Yamanaka & Company, New York, NY, to 1897 [1]

From 1897 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1897 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 724, 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.

Previous Owners
Yamanaka and Co.
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel
brown and black glaze, China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279), stoneware, tea
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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