Chinese (karamono) tea caddy, taikai type
- Tea caddy (karamono taikai chaire)
- Historical period(s)
- Southern Song or Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century
- Stoneware with iron glaze; ivory lid
- Hongtang ware
- 6.5 x 8.6 cm
- China, Fujian province, Fuzhou, Hongtang kilns
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
Yamanaka & Company, to 1902 
From 1902 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1902 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 1091, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.
 See note 1.
 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.
- Former owner
- C.L. Freer source: Yamanaka and Co.
- On View Location
- Currently not on view
- China, Hongtang ware, Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279), stoneware, tea, Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)
- Collection(s) Area
- Chinese Art
- Web Resource(s)
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum